Preparing for your Hospital Stay
You will be provided with any medications commenced or changed during your hospital stay that need to be continued after you leave hospital.
When you go home, you may receive a small supply of medications that are new and/or to support a change in dose. If you need additional medication you will need to get a prescription from your local GP (doctor).
Please discuss your medications with your care team or pharmacist so you understand why, when and how to take them.
For more information on medications prior to coming into hospital, during your stay and when leaving hospital please see our Medications Factsheet.
The more medicines you take, the more difficult it can be to remember important information about them. A medicines list can be a useful way to keep all the information about your medicines together.
Learn more about keeping a medicine list
Download and print a medicine list:
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Other useful medicines information
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- Managing Side Effects of Opioid Medicines in Hospital (view multilingual resources)
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