Prescription Drugs Quiz

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 classifies drugs as 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 factors influence how a prescription drug acts in your body?
7. Prescription medications can interact with which of these?
8. How does age affect the way the body reacts to drugs?
9. Should elderly people take the same dosages of medicine as younger people?
10. What should you do if you experience unpleasant side effects while taking a prescription medication?