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TOPIC: AT THE PHARMACY


VOCABULARY BUILDER:

Prescription = A piece of paper on which a doctor writes which medication he/she recommends for you

Antihistamine = Medication used to relieve allergy symptoms

Over-the-counter =
Available without a prescription
Pain-killers = Medication that relieves pain

Side effect = A secondary effect, often negative, that a medicine or procedure might cause



EXERCISE/VOCABULARY PRACTICE TEST:
Remember to choose the most natural-sounding answer:

1. This medicine might make you ____________. ( = sleepy)
  drowsy
  tired
  hyper

2. If a medication "causes fatigue", it means it may make you ____________.
  drowsy
  tired
  hyper

3. If someone is _____________, it means that they are over-excited.
  hyper
  tired
  drowsy

4. Can my doctor ______________ my prescription over the telephone? = Can he/she call you and confirm that the prescription is still valid?
  redo
  renew
  rework

5. What do you ______________ ? ( = suggest, think is best)
  renew
  opinion
  recommend

6. Will this help with my ________________? ( = high temperature)
  heat
  hotness
  fever

7. The last time I tood that medicine, I had a bad _________________.
  reaction
  action
  recommendation

8. I need something for _____________. ( = inability to digest food)
  my big stomach
  indigestions
  allergies

9. Is this _____________ for children?
  safety
  safely
  safe

10. To _____________ a prescription = To get the same medication from the pharmacy again

  refill
  redo
  review

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THINGS TO LISTEN FOR:

This won't make you drowsy. = This won't make you sleepy.

I'll have to double-check. = I'll have to make sure, to verify.

Your prescription expired last week. = Your prescription stopped being valid last week. (You need to get a new one from your doctor.)

We don't carry that. = We don't have/sell that item/medication.

Make sure to take these on an empty stomach. = Take this medication before eating.





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