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Tip on using medication properly : Keep a list of your medications

Health professionals need to know exactly which medications you are taking. This will help them recommend the best treatment for your health condition and protect you from allergic reactions, drug interactions, or having the same medication prescribed twice. Many people have trouble remembering the names and dosages of the medications they are taking.

With a complete, updated list of your medications, your doctor, pharmacist, and nurse will have fast access to accurate information that will help them save time, reduce the risk of error, and provide better care.

A complete medication list should include

  • Your prescription medications
  • Your over-the-counter medications
  • Your natural health products
  • Your vitamins and supplements
  • Your drug allergies

Ask your pharmacist for help making and updating your medication list, and bring it to your next doctor?s appointment or emergency room visit.