Managing your medicines
Managing your medicines well is a big part of being medicinewise. As well as getting the most benefit from your medicines you can reduce your chances of mishaps that can cause side effects or interactions. Knowing the active ingredient and using a medicines list are two ways to help you take the right medicine at the right time.
Many devices are available to help you take your medicines. Some are designed for a specific task, such as cutting or crushing tablets. Others are designed to help overcome difficulties such as arthritic or weak hands. Read more about gadgets to help with medicines.
Good communication is essential for preventing medicines mishaps during a hospital stay — and after you leave hospital. Read tips for talking about medicines in hospital.