Clinics and Personnel

Essential Reading

Know about your medication and treatment

Your Medication

  • The name of the medication you take.
  • Why you take the medication.
  • The exact dosage that you need to take.
  • Specific rules or instructions for the medication (for example, any particular storage instructions)
  • Any side effects from the medication.
  • The effects that could occur by mixing your medication with other medicine, drugs or alcohol.
  • Which chemist you use.
  • Which doctor/consultant prescribed the medication for you.
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Your Tests or Treatments

  • What medical tests have you had?.
  • What are the tests for?
  • How often do you need to have the tests?
  • Who carries out the tests?
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Your Medical History

  • What surgeries/procedures, if any, have you had?
  • When and where did the surgeries/procedures take place?
  • Who carried out the surgeries/procedures?
  • Have you had any allergic or adverse reaction to any medication/treatment?
If you need to ask advice about your medication and/or medical tests or treatments, speak to your parent(s)/guardian(s) and health care professionals who will be more than happy to give you the information you need.Back to top ^