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Below are some useful points to remember when you are thinking about your medication

 

Please let your GP or Pharmacist know if you’ve stopped taking any of your medicines

Check what medicines you still have at home before re-ordering

Discuss your medication with your GP or Pharmacist on a regular basis

Think carefully before ticking all the boxes on your repeat prescription forms, tick those you really need

If you don’t need the medicine please don’t order it! If you need the medicine in the future you can still request it.

If you need to go into hospital, please remember to take all your medicines with you in a clearly marked bag.

Please also remember that your medicines are prescribed only for you; it’s not safe to share them with anyone else.

Even if you never open them, once medicines have left the Pharmacy, they cannot be recycled or used by anyone else.

Please bring your unused medicines to the Pharmacy for safe disposal. If your medicines change, return old medicines to the pharmacy for safe disposal to avoid mixing them up with your new medicines

NEVER dispose of your unused or unwanted medicines down the toilet

Don’t stockpile medication – it is a safety risk for children and others who might take them

Store medicines in an appropriate place out of reach of children

Once your medications are due for collection; please try to collect them with reasonable promptness. This avoids build-up of uncollected medicines in the Pharmacy.

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