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If you have any questions about the medicines you have received during your visit to hospital please call our helpline on 0151 482 7690 (Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm). 

Information about medicines, including known possible side effects, interactions and dosages can be found on the NHS Choices website. Their A-Z listings allow you to look up medicines by name or by the conditions they treat. The information covers drugs you might be prescribed and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines you can buy without a prescription.

The following external websites also contain useful information about your medicines. The Trust cannot be held responsible for the content found on these websites and as such we would always encourage you to ask for professional guidance should it be required.

Medicine Chest

 

A directory of medicines and food supplements that are available 'over the counter' (OTC) from your pharmacist. Find products that might help treat or relieve symptoms. Also gives advice on self-medicating safely and on health maintenance.

Medicines for Children

 

Information for parents and carers about various medicines used for children's conditions.

 

Electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC)

 

The eMC provides information about most prescribed medicines available in the UK.  You can access Patient information Leaflets (PIL) for most medicines that are prescribed by doctors.

Health Supplements Information Service

 

Presents the facts abouthealth supplements (nutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc) in a simple, straightforward way. Aims to eliminate much of the confusion and to give people all the data they need about a particular nutrient, and in so doing allow them to make their own decisions about health maintenance. Regularly updated with news and research about health supplementation.

Reporting side effects of medicines

If you are taking any medicine or herbal or homeopathic remedy and you suspect you are suffering from a side effect then you should you should report it using the yellow card scheme. These reports are used to identify side effects and other problems which might not have been known about before. If a new side effect is found, the Medicines and Healthcare products.

Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will review the way that the medicine can be used, and the warnings that are given to people taking it.

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