Bring a complete and up-to-date list of medications provided by your pharmacist OR all medications in their original drugstore container, insulin, inhalers, prescribed creams, eye drops and non-prescription medications such as herbals and vitamins.
5 Questions to ask about your medications when you see your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Changes? Have any medications been added, stopped or changed, and why?
Continue? What medications do I need to keep taking, and why?
Proper use? How do I take my medications, and for how long?
Monitor? How will I know if my medication is working, and what side effects do I watch for?
Follow-up? Do I need any tests and when do I book my next visit?
Keep your medication record up to date. Remember to include:
- drug allergies
- vitamins and minerals
- herbal/natural products
- all medications including non-prescription products
Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to review all your medictions to see if any can be stopped or reduced.
Source: ISMP Canada