Keep an up­dated list of your medicines and sup­ple­ments

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - Healthy Living -

Prob­lems with medicines, like in­ter­ac­tions, can hap­pen at any time. There are some sit­u­a­tions when they’re more likely to oc­cur, such as dur­ing a stay in hos­pi­tal, when you’re start­ing a new medicine or her­bal rem­edy, or if your dose has been changed by a dif­fer­ent doc­tor. One of the best ways to pre­vent medicine prob­lems is to keep an up­dated list, called a “yel­low card”, of all the medicines, sup­ple­ments, drops and vi­ta­mins you are tak­ing. Re­mem­ber to in­clude any drug al­ler­gies. To avoid any harm­ful in­ter­ac­tions, show your card to ev­ery­one in­volved in your health­care.

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