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Purpose of taking a drug.medication history

Gathering medication related details for an individual patient allows us to confidently make recommendations about current medication

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When do you gather details about a patient's medication?

Responding to a patient's request for OTC medicine
On admission to hospital
When a new item is prescribed
Whenever decisions are being made about the patient's medication

3

Prescription medicine information

Drug
Dose
Compliance
Problems

4

Non-prescription medicines

OTC/herbal (potential interactions)
Borrowed

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Drugs recently stopped

Steroids
Psychiatry meds (often need slow withdrawal)
Antibiotic courses (resistance patterns)
Long half-life drugs e.g. amiodarone

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Allergies

What drugs are they allergic to? What sort of reaction do they get?
Often patients class adverse effects as allergies, can affect treatment options, consider some food allergies e.g. peanuts

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Where do you collect the information from?

Patient
PMR
GP records
Patient notes
Discharge records

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How do you collect medication related details?

Ensure patient knows who you are
Ensure patient knows why you are asking them questions about their medication
Make an appropriate closure- thank the patient, explain what happens next