What will the hospital pharmacist ask me?

To optimise your medication therapy, a pharmacist may need to ask you some questions. For example:

  • Do you have allergies to any medicines or food additives?
  • Have you had a bad reaction to any medicines in the past?
  • What medicines were you taking before you came into hospital? This includes any eye drops, inhalers, injections, patches, non-prescription medicines, the oral contraceptive pill, vitamins and herbal medicines.
  • Do you have a regular pharmacy where you go to buy your medicines?
  • Does a pharmacy pack your medicines into a dosette or similar container for you?
  • Do you have any of the following cards?
  • Medicare card
  • healthcare card
  • repat card
  • safety net card
  • pensioner concession card
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health card