How Much Do You Know About Prescriptions?

Prescription drugs can work wonders—when they're taken as they should be. But what happens when you miss a dose? Or when you want to take an over-the-counter medication along with your prescription? See if you know the answers to these and other questions by taking this quiz.

1. How are prescription drugs different from over-the-counter medications?
2. Which government agency decides if a drug is prescription or nonprescription?
3. Before taking a prescription drug, you should know which of the following?
4. What should you do if you miss a dose of a prescription medication?
5. How much liquid should you take with a pill or tablet?
6. Which of these things affects how a prescription drug acts in your body?
7. Prescription medications can interact with which of these?
8. How does your age affect the way your body reacts to drugs?
9. Should elderly adults take the same dosages of medicine as younger people?
10. What should you do if you have unpleasant side effects while taking a prescription medicine?