Guide helps consumers reduce medication errors

Research Activities, July 2011, No. 371

cover of the booklet Tips for Taking Your Medicine SafelyAHRQ and the National Council on Patient Information and Education have released a newly revised guide to help patients learn more about how to take medicines safely.

Your Medicines: Be Smart. Be Safe is a booklet that includes a detachable, wallet-sized card that can be personalized to help patients keep track of all medicines they are taking, including vitamins and herbal and other dietary supplements. Available in English and Spanish, the guide includes questions that patients can ask their doctors about their medications.

Select to download a copy of the guide: Your Medicine: Be Smart. Be Safe. (with wallet card) .

To order copies, contact the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at or call (800) 358-9295.

Page last reviewed July 2011
Internet Citation: Guide helps consumers reduce medication errors: Research Activities, July 2011, No. 371. July 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.