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How can I get more information about my medications?
Many mental health consumers as well as concerned family and friends seek information to help them better understand the benefits of prescribed medications, potential side effects, and to help them in talking with their doctor about such matters.

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NMHA encourages consumers to talk with their doctor regarding any medication-related questions or concerns and to inform him/her about all the medications being taken so that negative drug interactions can be avoided. NMHA has developed written materials like the "Antipsychotic Medication Checklist" (pdf) which includes lists of questions to help with such discussions.

In addition to talking with their doctor, many consumers and their family members want to consult other information sources. To talk with a knowledgeable professional, you can consult the following resources:

  • Your local pharmacist is a valuable resource to answer medication-related questions. Pharmacies are required to provide written information about prescriptions they are dispensing.
  • Pharmaceutical companies have staff that can respond to questions from the general public. To find pharmaceutical company medical information telephone numbers, click here.
  • In addition, many states have Drug Information Centers operated by area hospitals. To find out if there is a Drug Information Center in your area, please contact the NMHA Resource Center by calling 800-969-6642.

For written information, you can consult the following resources:

If you need further assistance on mental health issues or referrals, please contact the NMHA Resource Center at 1-800-969-6642 or email us.


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