Your Medications
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Make the best, safe use of your medications

When you are planning a stay in a hospital it is important to remember a few key things about your medications:

  • Take your Personal Medication Card and your current medications with you including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. A health-care provider may need to see them, or you may need to continue using them. Ask whether or not you should send your medications home with family members.
  • Keep track of your medications.  Ask what medications are being given to you and what they are for. Asking questions may prevent errors.
  • Look at the medications you are taking before you take them. If they look different, ask why. You may be receiving a generic brand, or it may be an error.
  • Do not let anyone give you medications without first having them check your hospital ID bracelet. This helps prevent the administration of someone else's medications.

If you have any questions about your medications, ask to speak to a hospital pharmacist or learn more about making the best and safest use of your medications.

 

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