Patients for Admission are
required to bring the following:
1. All medicines, in separate containers and clearly
labelled with full instructions.
2. A printout from your local pharmacy of all of
your current medication, whether prescribed or
bought over the counter.
3. Your Drug Payments Scheme card.
4. An acceptable method of payment; either cash,
Visa, Mastercard, Laser or a cheque book with
a banker’s card.
VHI and BUPA will not pay for any drugs you take
home with you.These four things will ensure you
use familiar brands and avoid any break in your
General Advice on Medicine
Take your medicine exactly as directed. Do not
stop taking essential medicine without contacting
your doctor. Try not to miss a dose but if you
do, then seek advice. Always finish the full course
of prescribed antibiotic even if your symptoms
Many products bought over the counter contain
Paracetamol. Lemsip and Solpadeine are just two
examples. Do not take both of them at the same
time. It’s dangerous. If you’re in
any doubt, ask the Pharmacy staff.
your medicines to see if they have gone past their
expiry date. If they have, return them to your
pharmacy for safe disposal.
Some preparations have a limited
shelf life once opened. Oral liquids, like cough medicines,
should be discarded four weeks after opening. Check all
packs for special storage requirements. Some medicines
should be stored in a fridge below 8°C.