Before you come to hospital, ask your local pharmacy or doctor to give you an updated medication list. On this list, make sure all medicines are included. This includes any medicines you buy from health food shops, supermarkets and over-the-counter from your pharmacy. All of these may cause problems with medicines commonly prescribed in hospital, so it’s important that they’re listed.
It is also important your list includes any medicines you’re allergic or have had a reaction to and what the reaction was.
If you’re having surgery, you might need to stop taking some of your medicines before you’re admitted. Your doctor will let you know if this is the case. Please don’t stop taking any medicines without consulting your doctor first.