April 19, 2004
Media Release

Spring cleaning? Check your medicine cabinet

NEWMARKET –The warmer weather puts everyone into a Spring cleaning frame of mind. York Region Health Services suggests that your check list should include cleaning out your medicine cabinet.  Some tips related to medication safety include:


Some questions to ask your doctor:

·     Why am I taking it?

·     Are there any alternatives?

·     What are the side effects and which ones should I report to you?

·     Do you need to see me while I am taking the medication?

·     How often should I take the medication?

·     When should I take it?  With food or without?

·     What do I do if I miss a dose?

·     How long should I continue taking it?


For more information on medication safety or other health-related questions, contact York Region Health Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or visit www.region.york.on.ca



Contact:                        Wendy Lewis, York Region Corporate Communications Services

                                    905-830-4444 Ext. 1238  wendy.lewis@region.york.on.ca

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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