Keep a list of your medications in your wallet.
This can be crucial if you end up in an emergency room, alone and unconscious. The list should include the drug name, dosage and how frequently you take the drug. Also, state the reason for taking the drug, and the prescribing doctor's name and phone number. Include over the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements. This list may be very helpful for several reasons:
- You may be seeking medical care which is related to an adverse effect of a medication you are taking.
- The medication you are taking may impact treatment decisions.
- The doctor wants to avoid duplicate dosing and drug interactions.