My Medicine List Checklist Guide

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2011-05-08 22:16:17 -0500
Started 2011-05-06 14:12:50 -0500

This form helps you gather important information about your medications.

Filling this list out prior to visiting your doctor or entering the hospital will help ensure your health care providers know what medications you are already taking.

When your doctor writes you a new prescription or changes your medication ask them to update your My Medicine List.

Working with your doctors to fill out the form will help you better understand what medications you should be taking.

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12 replies

headkeep 2011-05-07 08:29:32 -0500 Report

I liked the checklist but it is way too small for me. I take 18 prescription drugs plus 2 over-the-counters so, to keep them straight, I first made a word doc, called my "drug list" showing each drug, when to take it, how many to take and then numbered with the smallest being #1 etc. I made a "checklist" which I use when filling my drug containers every Sunday AM. This list shows the drug, how many to take and actually has spots for me to physically check them off as I fill the containers. It too is numbered. I labeled each drug container and number them to correspond with the above word docs. The numbering system is used to place each drug numerically on the table as I start to fill the weekly containers. Lastly I made a spreadsheet to help keep track of all of the prescription drugs. This is used in conjunction with the mail order pharmacy and I can then make sure I'm ordering the right stuff with the right quantity at the right time! I am able to keep each document to one page and my "drug list" even includes my pump rates. No, Insulin is not one of the above 18.
I bring my "drug list" with me to my different docs whenever I see them. Keeping everyone on the same page is a real chore but I am ultimately responsible and taking the right drugs at the right time is critical!
Being on the computer makes it easy to adjust my lists whenever one of my docs does change something.

MAYS 2011-05-07 14:18:12 -0500 Report

A great practice that should be incorporated into everyone's personal health program.