Taking Your Medicine (MUMH)

Before you leave the hospital, your doctor may have prescribed new medications. Be sure that you fill all of those prescriptions on the day you leave the hospital because you may have to take some that same day.

If you’re already taking other prescriptions, herbs, or supplements, ask your doctor if you can still take them with your new medications. This is to avoid any bad interactions with the new medication.

Please do not stop taking another medication without your doctor’s approval. In fact, it’s important that you tell all of your other doctors about this procedure and any new medications that you have to take.

When taking your medications, it’s important that you take them at the same time each day. If you miss a dose, try to take it as soon as you remember, unless it’s almost time for you to take the next dose. In that case, wait and take the next dose as you normally would.

Do not take a double dose of your medication if you miss a dose.