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When You are in the Hospital

  • April 18, 2022
  • Identify yourself to the nurse before you take given medications. 
  • Make sure your health care providers know all the medications you are taking. 
  • Make sure your care providers know any medication allergies you may have. 
  • Know which medicines you will need to take once you leave the hospital. 

Other Tips

  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have a problem taking the drug for any reason, including cost. 
  • Ask if there is a generic brand available. 
  • Make sure you got the right medicine from the pharmacy. 
  • Keep a list of all medications you take. 
  • Know your medicine allergies. 
  • Report unusual side effects. 
  • Ask if lower doses might be helpful depending on your age or any kidney or liver problems.
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