We asked the people we spoke to if there is anything they would want to say to people who take multiple medicines, are starting to take the same medicines or are having problems with their medicines. Some people also had messages for health professionals, friends and families of people who take multiple medicines and we have included these here too.
Most people emphasise the need to become informed about medicines. In particular, asking questions of your doctors and other health professionals is considered a really important aspect of taking multiple medicines. One person we spoke to regularly asks her doctors to write down important points she needs to remember, particularly if she is feeling unwell or confused.
People we spoke to encourage users of multiple medicines, however, to also trust and value their own experience.