Is there a medicine you take each day? What about a vitamin? What about a medicine you only take occasionally? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need a medication list.  A personal medication list is easy to make.

It only takes a few minutes, and it can help you and your doctor keep track of important details to keep you feeling your best. Everyone in your family who takes medicine should have a medication list. It should include the medicine your doctor gives you, and also any vitamins or over-the-counter drugs you take. It is also important to write down when and how you take each medicine and who told you to take it.

Take your list with you to each doctor visit. Your list helps your doctor make sure you are taking everything your body needs and using your medicine correctly. Your doctor will be able to check that the medicines work together safely. It can also be helpful when you are talking to your pharmacist.

Ready to make your list? Click here to download a blank medication list. Just print it and fill it out with everything you take then show it to your doctor. It’s easy, and it will help you get the most out of your visit.