While you are in the hospital, it is important for you and your physician to talk about your medicines. Tell your physician and nurse everything you are taking, including:
- Prescription medicines
- Over-the-counter medicines (like aspirin and cough medicine)
- Medicines that a family member or friend gave you
- Herbal products
- Health food store products
Do not take medicines that you brought to the hospital from home unless your physician or someone on your health care team tells you that it is OK.