It's important to know which medicines you're taking. Write your medicines down, ask your healthcare team how they work, and what side effects they might have.
Talk with your healthcare providers about what side effects to watch out for, and when to call them. Make sure you know what number to call with questions, even on evenings and weekends.
It may be helpful to keep a diary of your side effects. Write down physical, thinking, and emotional changes. A written list will make it easier for you to remember your questions when you go to your appointments. It will also make it easier for you to work with your healthcare team to make a plan to manage your side effects.