Discuss the differences in medications found and prescribed with Mrs Doherty, by clicking on the questions below to reveal her answer.
Mrs Doherty, you have quite a few packets of rennies in the house. Have you been taking them often?
I also noticed that you have two medications to help prevent blood clots, aspirin and clopidogrel. Have you been taking both of these?
Were you advised to stop taking the aspirin when you left the hospital after your last stroke?
You've also been prescribed some anginine tablets to help with the pain associated with your angina. Are you still taking these?
Yes, I noticed that you had a GTN spray, but it is past its expiry date. When was the last time you used it?
Also, I noticed that you aren't taking the metformin, which are the tablets prescribed for your diabetes.
Was it Gliclizide?
Do you take the sleeping pills often?
And what tablets do you take for arthritic pain?
Yes, I've needed to take quite a lot of rennies recently because I've had bad indigestion.
Yes, I take one aspirin in the morning and the clopidogrel three times a day.
No, not that I can recall.
No, I didn't like taking those ones because they made me feel dizzy. I prefer to use the spray.
I didn't even know it had an expiry date. I think I used it a couple of weeks ago. It seemed to help a bit at the time.
I stopped taking them as they gave me diarrhoea. The doctor has given me a script for some different tablets, but I havenít got around to having the prescription filled. I think it started with a G.
Yes, that sounds like it.
No, I very rarely take those ones.
Well, the doctor gave me the paracetamol, but I don't find it very effective. I find that Voltaren gives me much more relief.