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  • When you go to hospital, it is important to tell your doctor or nurse about all the medication you take.
  • Medication includes prescription and non-prescription (over-the-counter) medication, supplements (vitamins) and natural medicines (for example, herbs).
  • If you take regular medication at home, bring it with you to hospital.
  • During a hospital stay, your doctor will prescribe your medication for you and it will be given to you by your nurses.
  • In hospital, do not take any medicine unless it has been prescribed for you and given to you by hospital staff.

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Reviewed on: 01-03-2022