Medications are an important part of your treatment plan. You must
tell your doctor or nurse about all the medications and doses you take.
This includes prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, diet
supplements, herbals and/or vitamins. This is very important because
even the most common drugs can cause complications when taken with other
medications or treatments.
For your safety, most medications you need while staying in the hospital
will be provided by the inpatient pharmacy. On occasion, it may be
appropriate for you to use medications from home; however, this is only
when specific circumstances are met, including, but not limited to,
approval of your physician. Please be sure to let your nurse know if you
have medications from home in your possession.
It is also very important to inform your health care team about any
allergies or adverse reactions you may have; these include such things
as allergies to food, drinks and medications or sensitivity to latex and
When a member of your health care team enters your room to administer
your medications, he or she will need to verify your identity by looking
at your identification bracelet. He or she will ask you your name and
date of birth.