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What can you do to become more informed and engaged in decisions about your prescription medications?

These resources are a great start and are freely available for print and distribution. Share them with your friends or family members who may be taking medications that may be unnecessary or even harmful.

ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR, PHARMACIST OR NURSE BEFORE CHANGING OR STOPPING ANY OF YOUR MEDICATIONS.

 

Brochures about the risks of certain medication classes

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These brochures were created to inform and empower people about certain types of risky medications. Click on the links below to see the brochures and print them:

 

How to get a good night's sleep without medication

This brochure provides tips and techniques for a good night's sleep without resorting to sleeping pills.

Also see this website which contains information to help people manage insomnia.

 

Fact sheet about deprescribing

Learn the important facts about deprescribing by checking out these infographics.

You can also see this web page that explains what deprescribing is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard on deprescribing

(Click to enlarge or download, and see reverse side; size is 4.5 x 6 in)

 

 

 

 

(Click to enlarge or download, and see reverse side; size is 5 x 7 in)

 

 

 

 

 

Poster on medication safety

(click to enlarge or download; size is 11 x 17 in. Also available in 8.5 x 11 in.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Important resources

 
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Quizzes on medication safety

Try these short quizzes and test your knowledge about: 

 
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Check out our series of articles on a range of topics related to medications and deprescribing.

 

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada suggests five questions to ask your health provider about your medications, especially if you are on a number of drugs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medication Record

Use this record to track all your medications including the name of the drug, the dose, what it was prescribed for, how many times a day it is taken, when it was prescribed and who prescribed it. You can even type in your answers for better legibility!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opioids for pain after surgery: your questions answered

If you've been prescribed an opioid medication for pain after surgery, here are the things to know and look out for to minimize pain, harmful effects and risk of addiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn how to combat insomnia without sleeping pills

Sleepwell is a website with information to help people manage insomnia without relying on sleeping pills.

 
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Coyote's Food Medicines

The ‘Coyote’s Food Medicines’ story was created to encourage conversations about wellness and how to manage medications for a healthy life. This powerful story was written by Elders of Northern Secwepemc and is the result of a collaboration between the Shared Care Committee (a partnership of Doctors of BC and the British Columbia government) and the First Nations Health Authority.