Do you know the brand/generic names, dosage and how often to take all of your medications? If you don't, you're not alone. Being aware of this information can help medical professionals in an emergency. It's estimated that several thousands of Americans die annually due to preventable medication errors. The National Academy of Medicine recommends that patients become actively involved in managing their medications.
At MemorialCare, we recognize the profound impact an accurate and up-to-date medication list can have on the quality of care, and we encourage all patients to bring their medication list to all of their medical appointments and hospital visits.
How to Manage Your Medications
- Keeping an up-to-date list of all medications.
- Understanding all medications, medicated creams/ointments, vitamins, supplements and/or CBD (cannabidol)
products you use and the reason for taking them.
- Keep track of allergies or problems with medications, such as reactions.