A personalized medication list is a record of all prescription medicines, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, vitamins, supplements, and herbals that you use. This includes medications that you take on a daily basis and anything you use as needed.
A personalized medication list should also include the medication strength, dose, how you take the medicine (by mouth/ into the eye, etc.), how often you take the medicine, and at what time you take the medicine.
Example: Lipitor 20mg, Take 1 tablet by mouth everyday at bedtime.
Why is a medication list important?
Helps decrease medication errors and improve patient safety
Helps your doctor decide on the best medications for you
Helps prevent drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, and duplicate therapies
In the event of an emergency, it provides emergency personnel, family, or caregivers with a copy of your medications
Helps you play an active role in your health care!
How do I use a medication list?
Keep your medication list on your person at all times.
Share your medication list with every health care provider you see.
This includes all doctors you see, your pharmacist, your dentist and any hospital you go to.
When should I update my medication list?
Your medication list should be updated each time you add, stop, or change a medication. For example, this could happen after your doctor’s visit or after you are discharged from the hospital.
To make updating your list easy, you can use a form to make your own list, or you can ask your pharmacist to help you make a list.
Can Bremo Pharmacy help me make a medication list?
YES! If you get your prescriptions filled at Bremo Pharmacy, our pharmacists can provide you with a free personalized medication list. Just ask us.
Your FREE, personalized medication list will be printed on a convenient, wallet-sized card that you can carry anywhere! Our pharmacists automatically send this personalized medication list to anyone enrolled in our SyncRx program.
In order to ensure your medication list is accurate, all of your prescription medications must be filled at Bremo Pharmacy.
We can transfer your medications from any pharmacy! You can come in or call us at 804-288-8361.