My medications have changed since I was discharged, how do I know if they are correct?
Often times, when you are discharged from the hospital, you will have new medications or new doses of your old medications. These changes are based on your response to medications while in the hospital and sometimes on laboratory data that we reviewed while you were in the hospital. Some mediations need to be adjusted after you go home because you are on a different diet and under different levels of stress at home.
To help you keep track of your medications, print out the Medication Log at the bottom of this page. Put out all your medications first thing in the morning.
When you go in to see your personal physician, bring your medications with you as well as your Medication Log so that your personal physician can write down any changes on the Log for you.
Where can I get more information on my medications?
If you are not sure why you are taking a certain medication, or if you are wondering about symptoms that might be side effects of your medication, talk to a pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente. You can submit your question online at members.kp.org.
Or, call (408) 236-6440 with your medication questions.
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