General Information Leaflet About Your Prescribed Medication On Discharge

  • Reference Number: HEY-019/2015
  • Departments: Pharmacy

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How should your medicines be used?

Take your medicine in the way your doctor has told you to.

Follow the printed instructions on the label carefully.

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to explain anything that you do not understand.

Your community pharmacy (chemist) will be able to give you advice and support after you leave hospital, especially if there have been changes made to your medicines. For further information contact your usual community pharmacy.

Please be aware

The medicines dispensed by your local pharmacy may look different from those supplied by the hospital pharmacy.

If you have any concerns, please contact your local pharmacist.

Precautions

Never share your medication with anyone else.

Never take medication from an unlabelled container.

Never transfer medication from one container into another.

Keep medication out of reach and sight of children.

If you are taking a prescribed medication and it impairs your driving, then you are not fit to drive and will be breaking the law if you do so.

Further information is available at the following website: www.gov.uk/drug-driving-law.

How to store your medicines

Keep medication in the containers they were supplied in.

Please follow any instructions on how to keep your medication which may appear on the label or container e.g. store in the fridge.

Store medication in a dry place, out of direct sunlight and avoid humid/warm conditions e.g. do not store medicines on top of a fridge.

Further supplies

If you need more of your medication, you should get this from your own doctor (who will be in contact with your hospital doctor), unless specified on the pharmacy label.

Remember to order your repeat medication before you run out.

Please order your medicines by name, especially if they have recently changed.

Only re-order the medication that you need.

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If you have any concerns about your medication contact your doctor, nurse or pharmacy.

Useful contact numbers

Hull Royal Infirmary Pharmacy

Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5.30pm.
Saturday, 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Sunday, 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Bank Holidays (except Christmas Day), 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Christmas Day, 10:00am to 1.00pm.

(01482) 674412
Castle Hill Hospital Pharmacy

Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5.30pm.
Saturday, 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Sunday, 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Bank Holidays (except Christmas Day), 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Christmas Day, 10.00am to 1.00pm.

(01482) 623278
Queens Centre for Oncology and Haematology

Contact Castle Hill Hospital Pharmacy.

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Open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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