Do ya'll know about consulting apps and websites like Medline, Drugs.com, NIH.org, MedHelp to learn about side effects. I find them very handy!
Keeping papers the pharmacy provides about new medications in a binder is handy. Write notes and questions or side effects for your Doctor and bring the binder to your next appointment (add some binder paper for extra notes) to remind you to get answers since Nurse should always should review all your meds at each appointment which gives your Dr an opportunity to do any necessary tweaking. And you'll feel better for more clarity.
I have found this also helps me at the pharmacy making sure to always review my refills are correct before I leave the store. Often they change brands and substitute genetics which can have dyes and preservatives. People can be sensitive to them. Some of my meds have to be "brand-specific" written in the prescriptions. I have ADHD and have been told I ask a lot of questions, but how else to learn!