A medication review is a 30-minute consultation with one of our pharmacists, who will provide you with a comprehensive list of your medications including:
- What they are used for
- How they should be taken and stored
- How they can affect other medical conditions
Who would benefit from a medication review?
Anyone that would like to learn more about their medicines would benefit from a medication review. However, it would particularly benefit those recently discharged from hospital, or anyone taking five or more medications. Check with your pharmacist if you’re eligible for a FREE* Medication Review.
Telehealth Medication Review
In order to minimise the risk of any disease transmission during COVID-19, a medication review consultation can be conducted using a process known as telehealth. This means that the process will be done over the telephone or via a video call. This may be your own device or perhaps one of your friends or relatives can provide one.
The pharmacist will arrange which method is best for you and will provide you with details of how they will contact you at the time arranged. Another family member, or support person, may be present if that is desirable for you.
At the telehealth medication review it would be helpful if you:
- Have all of your medicines out, including any over the counter medicines, eye drops, creams, herbal medicines and vitamins
- Have a list of your medicines present if you have one
- Have a list of questions you would like to ask the pharmacist about your medicines
- If you undertake your own blood pressure readings or blood glucose readings these can also be useful to have at hand to discuss with the pharmacist.
*Eligibility applies for a government-subsidised Medication Review. **Additional criteria applies for Telehealth appointments.
General advice only – this information should not replace the information provided to you by your health care professional. If symptoms are severe or persist, please speak to your health care professional. Information current as of date of publishing.
Always check with your pharmacist or medical professional before starting any new medications or supplements, particularly if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, are taking any medications currently, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or researching therapies suitable for infants or children.