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
- Eye drops
- 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!
Naloxone Hydrochloride for Emergency Opiate Overdose Prevention
Were you prescribed a painkiller? Have you had a bad reaction to a painkiller?
Ask your doctor about getting an Emergency Opiate Overdose Kit. The kit includes a prescription of naloxone which reverses opiate overdoses.
For more information, watch our video or call 872-4102. We also encourage you to view/print our 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.
For more information on MEDSmart or to request free materials, contact:
||Kelsey Cler |
MaineGeneral Medical Center Prevention Center
30 Chase Avenue
Phone: (207) 861-5273