Resources for Seniors

Free Guide to Taking Medicines Safely

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Take Medications Safely

Call the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295 for your free guide.

Prescription Medicines and You, published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), is a free guide that gives practical tips on how to take medicines safely.

It also gives advice on questions to ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. To get a copy of this brochure, call the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295.


Free Websites To Help You Track Your Medications

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Drugs.com

www.drugs.com/

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to track your medicines? There are numerous free websites to help you keep a running record of all of your medications to print out prior to a doctor visit or a hospital stay.

At MediGuard, simply enter your medicines and you’ll get a free interaction check, as well as safety alerts and recalls.

Go to Drugs.com for a comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information. The site provides free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. You’ll also find helpful tools, wallet-sized personal medication records, mobile applications and more.


Immunization Hotline

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Immunizations

Call the CDC National Immunization Hotline (NIH) at 1-800-232-4636.

Whether you are a doctor, patient or health care professional interested in vaccine information, you can find the answers you need by calling the CDC National Immunization Hotline (NIH) at 1-800-232-4636.

NIH is the place for the most up-to-date immunization information including vaccine schedules, side effects, contraindications, recommendations, and more. Live, trained specialists provide individualized attention. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST.