Individuals can discuss with a health care professional questions about any medications they are taking or any health concerns, recommends the Food and Drug Administration. A doctor provides her patients with all pertinent information regarding prescribed medicines and over-the-counter medications and handles any medication-related issues that arise.
Another option is to ask a pharmacist any questions about medications, says the FDA. A pharmacist verbally provides answers to questions and can also supply a written information sheet. Pharmacists keep records revealing all the medications an individual takes, so they can alert individuals to possible drug interactions. Whether asking questions of the local pharmacist or a doctor, it is best to write down questions in advance.