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Medication Safety

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The number of adults of all ages taking at least one prescription medication is approximately 48 percent. However, medications also include non-prescriptions:
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Herbs
  • Supplements
  • Creams
  • Eye drops
  • Patches
  • Intrauterine devices

It is vital that you let your health care team know about all of your medications.

MEDSmart is a campaign designed to increase the number of patients bringing medication lists or their actual medications to every doctor's visit or hospital visit.

» Save/print a medication list PDF!


Helpful Resources

  • MedlinePlus: Learn more about medications as well as herbs and supplements.
  • Pill Identifier: Having trouble identifying your pills? Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or over-the-counter drug. Our pill finder will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.
  • Drug Interaction Checker: Enter all your medications (including over-the-counter) and see if there are any interactions you should be aware of.

 

Contact Us

For more information on MEDSmart or to request free materials, contact:
 
Kelsey Cler
Health Educator
MaineGeneral Medical Center Prevention Center
30 Chase Avenue
Waterville, Maine
Phone: (207) 861-5273
E-mail: kelsey.cler@mainegeneral.org