MEDICATION REVIEW – INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
WHAT IS A MEDICATION REVIEW?
A medication review is an opportunity for you to discuss your medication and ensure that you are getting the best from the medicines that are prescribed for you.
You can speak openly about any concerns you may have about your medicines and the person conducting the medication review will listen to you. A record of the meeting will be added to your medical notes.
Your regular GP will be informed of any medication changes agreed by you at the meeting.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING A MEDICATION REVIEW
How to get the most out of your medicines:
When is best to take them
How do I take them
Are there any medicines or food that I should avoid taking whilst on these medicine
How long do the medications need to be taken for
What do I do if I have any problems
What do I do if I forget to take a tablet
You will have the opportunity to find out more about your medicines:
You will have the opportunity to discuss your condition with a trained professional:
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR MEDICATION REVIEW:
You may need to have a blood test or have your blood pressure taken before your review. You will be informed if you need to prior to your appointment.
Be aware of regular medications being taken
All medications bought from the pharmacy – over the counter, herbal and vitamin supplements
Discuss medications you no longer take