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Are you allergic to any medications?

Do you know of any medications that cause you to have an allergic reaction? A standard phrase used by medical professionals, particularly when collecting patient information. A: "Now, are you allergic to any medications?" B: "No, not that I know of." Are you allergic to any medications? No? OK, then I'd like to put you on antibiotic for a week. A: "Are you allergic to any medications?" B: "Yes, penicillin."
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Are you taking any medications?

An inquiry into one's current medication regimen, used by medical professionals when collecting patient information. A: "Are you taking any medications?" B: "I take an aspirin every day, but otherwise, no."
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on (something)

1. Taking medication of some kind. Is the patient on anything that might interact negatively with the treatment drugs? My doctor put me on steroids to treat my hay fever.
2. Experiencing the physiological or psychological effects of some illicit or recreational drug. He's acting so weird. Do you think he's on drugs? I watched the movie on acid, and it was one of the most mind-blowing experiences of my life! The athlete was disqualified when it came to light that he was on speed during the race.
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on medication

Currently taking medical drugs that have been prescribed by a doctor. Are you on any medication that would inhibit your ability to operate heavy machinery? I'm willing to go talk to a therapist, but I don't want to be put on medication, got it?
See also: medication, on
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on medication

taking medicine for a current medical problem. I can't drive the car since I am on medication. He is on medication and hopes to be well soon.
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Dr al-Anany noted that the clinic is staffed by registered clinical pharmacists with extensive experience in medication therapy management.
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Occupational therapists can contribute effectively to medication management (Cole, 2011; Schwartz & Smith, 2016) by identifying the problems that make it difficult for clients to adhere to medication routines and by helping them to integrate medication administration into their individualized daily life routines (Renda, Lee, Keglovits, & Somerville, 2016).
Conclusions: Our study results suggest that medication adherence is good in patients with hypertension (HT).
"Inadequate availability of asthma medications in the home is a barrier to adherence among low-income urban preschoolers," the authors write.
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Some institutions have adopted use of medication safety vests for nurses to wear to alert colleagues and patients of their involvement in medication administration.
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Most medications used in paediatrics are used off-label and hence adult dosage forms are administered, which may increase opportunities for medication errors with subsequent risks for the patient.
Standardized questions included, reason of self medication, type of medication, adverse reactions of medication and perception of patients about self medication and demographic questions.
Noncompliance can entail, among other things, taking too much or too little of a medication, failing to fill or refill a prescription, skipping or forgetting to take a dose, abandoning a medication altogether, taking someone else's medication, or taking a medication prescribed for a different condition.