Meds and you

16 November 2009

Additional information on medication

It is a good idea for you to learn both the generic and brand names of your medicine and even to write them down and keep them for future use.

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It is a good idea for you to learn both the generic and brand names of your medicine and even to write them down and keep them for future use.

Many prescriptions may not be refilled until your pharmacist checks with your health care professional. To save time, do not wait until you have run out of medicine before requesting a refill. This is especially important if you must take your medicine every day.

When travelling:

  • Carry your medicine with you rather than putting it in your checked luggage. Checked luggage may get lost or stored in very cold or very hot areas.
  • Make sure a source of medicine is available where you are travelling, or take a large enough supply to last during your visit. It is also a good idea to take a copy of your written prescription with you.

If you want more information about your medicines, ask your health care professional.

Do not be embarrassed to ask questions about any medicine you are taking. To help you remember, it may be useful to write down any questions and bring them with you on your next visit to your health care professional.

 

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