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P1052 ABC Transitions in Care

6 Chapter 2 When You Return Home Medications Once you’re back home after surgery, fill any new prescriptions as soon as possible. It’s a good idea to use the same pharmacy for all your medications. Share your updated medication list with your pharmacist, so he or she can help you avoid dangerous drug interactions. If you are taking a lot of medications, consider getting a pill organizer or dispenser. Call your doctor if you have side effects or other concerns. ♥ Some pharmaceutical companies offer financial assistance programs for the drugs they manufacture. Visit www.medicare.gov/pharmaceutical-assistance-program to see if the medications you are taking are eligible. My Medications 1. Use this chart to keep track of all your prescription medications. Write down the name of each Prescription Medications What do I take this for? How much do I take (dose)? When do I take it? With food? Other special instructions Over-the-Counter Medications What do I take this for? How much do I take (dose)? When do I take it? With food? Other special instructions Vitamins/ Other Remedies What do I take this for? How much do I take (dose)? When do I take it? With food? Other special instructions medicine, how much you take (dose), and the time of day you take it. 2. Write down your over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and any other remedies you take. 3. Keep the original list at home. 4. Make a copy of this list to take with you to all of your appointments. P1052 Medications.indd 1 7/31/15 12:05 PM My Medications Download/print PDF


P1052 ABC Transitions in Care
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