Patient InformationBring All Of Your Medicines With You
Bring all of your medicines with you when you go to the hospital or to a medical appointment
Some medicines combine with each other in your body and produce bad reactions. To protect you, your health care team must know about everything you take. This includes the drugs you take with a doctor’s prescription. It also includes other medicines you buy, such as:
- herbs and herbal remedies
- food supplements
- “over the counter” or non-prescription medicine you buy at the drugstore
When you are going to the hospital or to a medical appointment, put all of your medicines in a bag and take them with you. Always keep your medicine in the bottle it came in.
If you cannot bring the medicines with you, another good thing to do is to keep a list of everything you take. Keep this list up to date and bring this list with you when you go to the hospital or to a medical appointment. Your doctor and pharmacist can help you make this list.