Leaving hospital? What to know about your medicines
When you are ready to be discharged from hospital, the hospital staff will review the medicines that you have been taking while in hospital and tell you which medicines you should take when you return home.
What you should do
If any changes have been made to the medicines you are taking when you leave hospital you should:
make sure that you tell your regular healthcare professionals (GP, community pharmacist and any specialist you are seeing) about the changes to your medicines
Medicines you brought in with you
If you brought medicines with you into hospital then these medicines will be returned to you when you leave, if they are still required. If medicines you brought in are no longer suitable for use, hospital staff may dispose of your unwanted medicines with your consent.
Medicines you've been prescribed whilst in hospital
If you require new medicines when you leave hospital then these medicines may be provided for you by the hospital, or you may be given a prescription which you can fill at your local pharmacy. See accessing medicines you need for more information.
You can search through to find related information.
About medicines relevant to South Australian consumers with links to more information about specific medicines and medicines topics.
Accessing medicines you need
About how the changes to the way medicines are managed in public hospitals will impact you.
Medicines lists in community languages (NPS Medicine Wise)
Things you should know about your medicines
Useful and reliable information for consumers to know about medicines
Making wise choices about medicines (NPS Medicine Wise)
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