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Specialty: Internal Medicine
Mecklenburg Medical Group-SouthPark
4525 Cameron Valley Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28211
Case Western Reserve University
Taking medications – both prescription and over-the-counter – according to the directions provided by the prescribing doctor or the label itself is one of the most important things you can do for your own health and safety. Medication mistakes can be deadly…but they can also be avoided.
“The first thing you can do to manage your medication is to make sure you understand your prescription,” said Hala Webster, MD, from Mecklenburg Medical Group-SouthPark, part of Carolinas HealthCare System. “Don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask your doctor to repeat instructions. You should know the name of the drug, the correct dosage and why you are taking it.”
Dr. Webster suggested reading the medication label while with your doctor or at the pharmacy, and ask questions if there is something you do not understand.
It’s also a good idea to take stock of your medication once a month. You can keep up with any prescriptions that need to be renewed and also check for medicines that have expired. “Do not take medication after it has expired,” Dr. Webster said. “Once a certain time limit has passed, there’s no guarantee your medicine will be as effective or even safe.”
The primary care doctors at Carolinas HealthCare System can help you get (and stay) on the path to wellness. For questions related directly to your prescription medication, talk with your doctor.
Call 844-881-2180 or complete an online request form to find a doctor near you.