We need to know what medications you are taking including vitamins, herbal products and over-the-counter medications. Please bring a current list of your medications to EVERY appointment.
On admission to OPH, a pharmacist will do a thorough medication history review.
- Please bring all of your medications into hospital with you, this includes inhalers, eye drops, herbal preparations, patches etc.
- Bring in a current list of your medications if you have one. Your GP or community pharmacist may be able to provide you with a list.
- Advise us of any adverse reactions you have had to any medications in the past, including over the counter medicines.
- Sometimes medicines have unexpected and undesirable effects. If you think that you may be suffering or have suffered from an adverse reaction to medication you are taking, please always report this to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you are having trouble managing your medications at home:
- Talk to your community pharmacist
- Consider using a dosette box or Webster ® pack
- Discuss with your hospital pharmacist, if you are an inpatient at OPH.
Information and Resources
- HealthyWA - Health Information for Western Australians website provides information on medication
- The Therapeutic Goods Administration is Australia's regulatory authority for therapeutic goods such as medicines, vaccines and medical devices and it aims to ensure that all therapeutic goods available in Australia are of an acceptable standard. The TGA relies on the public, health professionals and the industry to report any problems related to medicines, vaccines and medical devices.
Please feel free to report any such problems to the TGA.
- The MedicAlert Foundation is Australia's only not-for-profit organisation that provides 24/7 personal medical emergency information and identification service. If you have experienced an adverse drug reaction, have a serious medical condition or are taking life-saving medication please consider registering with them.
- The National Prescribing Service (NPS) MedicineWise provides information for the consumer on medicines, medical conditions, health topics and medical tests. It is an independent, not-for-profit and evidence-based organisation. It provides useful information on topics such as:
- How and why to develop a medicine list
- How to manage your diabetes by keeping track of your medicines and medical tests
- What are medical tests and why are they useful.
- The WA Health Consumers Council provides information on safer medicine use for Aboriginal consumers http://www.hconc.org.au