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1 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch Medicines for Consumers Best Practice at Home

2 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch Taking Medicine Always Read the label Take according to the label Take at the appropriate time Check with your pharmacist or GP before you start or stop medicine Do not Take other people medicines Take more or less than prescribed

3 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch Taking Medicine Medicines have to be approved to be available, so you know they “will do what they say they can do ” There are risks of adverse effects with any medicine Be aware Talk to your pharmacist or GP if you feel that adverse effects are occurring and they will advise you

4 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch Make a list List all the medicines you take with dose and time taken Keep it up to date Very useful for general practitioner, going to hospital, other health care professionals

5 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch Where to get information Your General Practitioner Your Pharmacist Consumer Medicines Information CMI “Don’t go till you know” If you hear about medicines from other sources…always check it out with an expert

6 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch Do you have problems? HearingLanguageDexterityMemory Talk to your general practitioner and they can organise a Home Medicines Review for you at home.

7 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch Storing Medicines Store your medicines in a cool, dry place Store out of reach of children DO NOT Leave tablets or capsules out of containers Mix medicines in a portable container to carry unless they are labelled eg Webster

8 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch Removing Medicines Return to your Pharmacy when you have finished with them or they are out of date DO NOT Flush down the drain Give to other people

9 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch Other medicines can affect your prescribed medicines Non prescribed medicines Vitamins Herbal remedies Can all have an affect on medicines that your general practitioner prescribes

10 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch Thank you The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch


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