It is very important to have
accurate information about the prescription drugs that you
are taking. Side effects and drug interactions can be very
dangerous and even lead to death. All drugs are not right
for all people.
To find out important prescription
drug information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
They are your best source of information. If they do not
know the information off hand, they have access to the most
up-to-date resources to find out.
If you would like to have
your own reference material at home, a book entitled 2004
Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs
by Dr. Winter H. Griffith will be published in October,
2003. Also, the website www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus.druginformation.html
provides information on a wide variety of prescription
medication based on directories for doctors and pharmacists.
Even if you do check your
own at home references, you should always consult a doctor
or pharmacist before starting a new medication if
ordering online or not. They will have the most up-to-date
information regarding prescriptions.