Managing your medicines

Managing your medicines

Primary Health Tasmania’s Rethinking your medications resources invite people to ask their GP about the medications they’re taking to make sure they are still beneficial to the individual’s overall wellbeing.

It provides a set of questions for people to ask their GP, such as:

  • Do I still need to take all my medications?
  • Could any of my medications be causing side effects?
  • Are all of my medications helping me to stay well?

The information in the resource was produced in consultation with a clinical reference group and consumers.

More than one in three older Australians take five or more medications.

Taking multiple medications is associated with negative clinical consequences, including decreased quality of life and increased adverse drug events and interactions.

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