Good Medication Management is Important

Please pre-empt ordering prescriptions to avoid medication running out.

If you are given 56 days of tablets and you have 7 days left, order your new prescription. In the case of any emergency your regular pharmacist will give you a couple of tablets until you get your new prescription.

It is good practice that repeat medication is regularly reviewed so that you get optimum care. Please make note of the review date and make an appointment to see the doctor.

If you are going on holiday, you should take a list of your medication with you. In case you have a problem ENSURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH MEDICATION TO COVER YOUR HOLIDAY. SOME COUNTRIES ALSO NEED A DOCTOR’s LETTER TO EXPLAIN THE MEDICATION. Check with your travel agent.

If you have elderly relatives, ensure that they have an adequate supply of their medication. Dossette boxes/blister packs can be arranged if they have a large amount of medication to take.

If you have any queries about the medication that you are taking or you suffer side effects from medication prescribed please speak to your Doctor.

For your wellbeing and safety, the Doctors regularly review patients who are on repeat medication. This may be done when you see your doctor for a normal consultation, or he/she may speak to you on the telephone. You may be asked to arrange an appointment with the Doctor for the review to take place, in this case please arrange to see your doctor in good time before the medication runs out.