Prescription Drug FAQs

Prescription Drug FAQs

Read answers to questions about prescription drugs.

I spend a lot of time traveling in my car for work. Is it safe to keep my Lipitor 10mg in the glove compartment of my car?

 

I usually take my medication once daily in the morning. I was in a rush this morning and forgot to take it. Can I take it after work when I get home? Or should I wait until tomorrow?

 

I was recently diagnosed with depression. Am I going to have to take my medication forever?

 

I was recently prescribed the antibiotic amoxicillin. Will it affect my birth control pill?

 

I am taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) for cholesterol. The yellow sticker on my prescription vial says "avoid drinking grapefruit juice." Can one glass every morning affect my medication?

 

I am having trouble sleeping at night. Are there any over-the-counter medications used for sleep that I could try?

 

How do I know my blood pressure medication is working? I always take my blood pressure when I am waiting for my prescriptions at the pharmacy. I never know what the two numbers mean.