List of your medicines

  1. Just recently, we got a package at our church. It was a bag which contained:
    a prescription pill bottle
    2 forms for listing our diagnosis, prescriptions, doctors name, address, and phone number, and our allergies
    stickers for the back door as well as a magnet for the refrig door.

    This is from a program called RX for life or something like that. It was sponsered by our local HEB pharmacy (grocery store) and the boy scouts. What we did was fill out the forms (one for each family member) and put them in the bottles then the bottles went in the refrig on the top shelf of the door. The stickers then went on the door and the phone. This way, if we become ill or are hurt and have to call the EMS, they know to look in the refrig for the forms. In this way, they will know what might be wrong and what meds we were taking without having to ask a bunch of questions and in case we are unable to answer.

    I have also made a list (using the word processor) of my parent's dx's and rx's for them to keep in their billfolds incase of accident or illness. My father has Parkinsons and HTN as well as a hx of TIA and my mother has borderline DM and heart palpitations as well as a hx of "optical" migraines (she has the optical auras and light flashes without having the headache) and my father especially is on BIGTIME medicines. I have a list of my own in my purse and in my work bag too.

    I thought this was a great idea for anyone who has medical problems or are on a lot of meds and just wanted to mention it to you all.
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   Rustyhammer
    I just take an occasional tylenol.
    Haven't even been to a Dr. since before I was married.
    -Russell
  4. by   Brownms46
    Haven't even been to a Dr. since before I was married.
    Typical Nurse

    Since I travel...I have no choice but to see an MD...but not without a fuss ...:chuckle
    I also take an occasional OTC pain med..and I take supplemental vits. But that is all...THANK GOD!
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    The Walmart pharmacy near me gives those out all the time. I think they're a great idea. They come with a magnent to put on your fridge saying that "Vial Of Life" is inside. (You're supposed to keep it in the door of the fridge)

    The only problem I see is that it's not universal enough to be recognized. Like, when paramedics show up, will they know to check the fridge?

    I just take BCP's, and my best friend Motrin. Occasionally, for a migraine, I'll bust out the Vicodin.

    Heather
  6. by   NRSKarenRN
    Have heard of this program before.

    When i was carring for my Grand mother, I also kept list of meds and doses, RX numbers, last refill date etc. That way, i could easily call the pharmacy next day after refilling her mediplanner.
    Since she had no prescription plan, when she moved to assisted living, I continued to manage her meds and saved $$ over using the pharmacy tied to facility. (Also bought OTC meds- ASA, Tylenol, MVITS when on sale!)

    P.S.: Wallmart has cheepest prices for incontinent supplies and nutritional supplements! CVS has generic Senakot and Senakot-S for TEN DOLLARS CHEEPER per bottle than brand name.
  7. by   Q.
    BCP's for me as well too, and nexium and imitrex. I usually get samples anyway.
  8. by   adrienurse
    You really want to know?

    Claratin (generic) 10 mg od
    Paxil 40 mg po od
    L-thyroxin 200 mcg po od
    Vitamin B12 1000 mcg IM 1/12
    Zopiclone 7.5 mg (1/5 tab) po prn
    Cromolyn eye gtts to both eyes PRN
  9. by   live4today
    Allegra and fluronase for my allergies, Celexa for depression, Zocor to help control my cholesterol levels, occasional Benadryl when needed for allergic reactions, and Tylenol on occasion to help me sleep at night. Not bad for a woman my age, I suppose. :chuckle :kiss
  10. by   Zee_RN
    Nothing but Advil which I carry with me everywhere, LOL.

    I'm actually very grateful that I don't need a single med. I've seen others my age (43) come into the hospital with a list of meds! My mom is 68 and the only thing she takes is Synthroid so I'm hoping I'll follow in her footsteps.
  11. by   NurseDennie
    Zee - I hope you do, too.

    I thought I was home free when I was 45 - not a single maintenance med. 47 was an entirely different story! I went from taking 0 pills every day to taking 6 Q am and 2 Q pm. It's a bit less now, but not much!

    Love

    Dennie
  12. by   DebsZoo
    Tylenol Sinus, or some other kind of allergy med......gets worse every year <sigh>
    Nothing else, and Dr's are for the kids only
  13. by   KaraLea
    My list:

    Allegra for allergies
    Paxil for depression
    Lipitor for cholesterol
    BCP for hormone replacement
    Avandia for insulin resistance
    Multivitamin for suplement
    Xenacal for weight loss
    Vitamin E
    Calcium with Vit D and Magnesium
    Last edit by KaraLea on Aug 13, '02
  14. by   schrandt
    I'm lucky. Only take Aleve prn, which is fairly regularly, thanks to Arthur. Just getting over a bout with bronchitis and pneumonia so was sloshing down Dihistine DH. It's a good thing I don't have to take anything, had a devil of a time remembering to take Levaquin qd.

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