Table of contents for Taking your medicine : a guide to medication regiments and compliance for patients and caregivers / Jack E. Fincham.

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Chapter 1. Why Drugs Are Prescribed 
Types of Drugs 
The Prescription and What It Means 
Your Rights Concerning Pharmacists and Physicians 
What You Need to Know About Your Prescriptions 
Chapter 2. Why Compliance with Medications 
Is Important 
Why Compliance Matters 
Risks versus Benefits 
Is 100 Percent Compliance Always Necessary? 
Chapter 3. How to Choose a Pharmacist 
Professionalism and Accessibility 
Knowledge and Reputation 
Honesty and Ethical Behavior 
What If You Cannot Choose Your Pharmacy? 
Other Services 
Chapter 4. What the Doctor or Pharmacist Needs 
to Know About Your Health 
Medical Conditions 
Other Doctors Seen 
Other Pharmacies Used 
Drugs Taken 
Other Considerations 
Chapter 5. Dangerous Drug Interactions 
General Drug-Drug Interactions 
Specific Drug-Drug Interactions 
Drug-OTC Drug Interactions 
Drug-Herbal Product Interactions 
Social Drug Effects On Medications 
Drug-Nutrient Interactions 
Minimizing the Potential for Drug Interactions 
Chapter 6. New Regulations That Impact Health 
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 
of 1996 
Information Technology and Confidentiality 
Chapter 7. Tools or Devices to Aid Compliance 
Factors Affecting Compliance 
Specific Ways to Improve Your Compliance 
Getting into the Habit of Complying 
Other Considerations 
Chapter 8. When You Should Not Be Compliant 
Intelligent Noncompliance 
Adverse Drug Effects or Side Effects 
Lack of Therapeutic Effects 
Drug-Free Improvement 
Knowing When You Should or Should Not Comply 
Chapter 9. Specific Directions for Taking Your 
To Be Taken with Food 
Take on an Empty Stomach 
Avoid Certain Foods or Drinks 
Unique Dosing Requirements for Some Drugs 
What If You Forget a Dose? 
Chapter 10. Other Considerations When Taking 
Ointments and Creams 
Transdermal Patches That Contain Drugs 
Specialty Dosage Forms 
Sharing or Splitting Medications 
Outdated Drugs 
Off-Label Uses of Drugs 
How to Dispose of Unnecessary Medications 
Chapter 11. How to Help an Aging Parent 
with Medications 
The Elderly and Noncompliance 
Drugs the Elderly Should Not Take 
Chapter 12. Summary and Conclusions 
Double Checking 
Your Physician and You 
Skipping Doses to Save Money 
Medication Assistance Programs 
Help for the Noncompliant 
Web Site Resources 
Web Sites for Senior Citizen Information 
Web-Sites for Parents and Children 
Web-Sites for More Information About Drugs 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Patient compliance.
Drugs -- Prescribing.
Medical personnel and patient.