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Pharmacy patient leaflets

Advice and support about your prescribed medicines

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Capsaicin 8% patch

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having capsaicin 8% patch to treat your pain and what happens during capsaicin treatment.

Direct oral anticoagulants for AF and VTE

Description:
Information about anticoagulants (blood thinning medicines) that may be prescribed for you if you are diagnosed with AF (irregular heart rhythm) or venous thromboembolism (a blood clot).

DOACs for the treatment of DVT and PE

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about DOACs that may be prescribed for you when you are diagnosed with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or a pulmonary embolism (PE).

DOACS for use in atrial fibrilation or VTE

Description:
This leaflet answers your questions about anticoagulants (blood thinning medicines) that may be prescribed for you when you are diagnosed with AF (irregular heart rhythm) or venous thromboembolism (a blood clot).

Harrison Wing Pharmacy

Description:
This leaflet explains about the Harrison Wing Pharmacy Service.

Homecare medicines service

Description:
This leaflet explains more about our homecare medicines service. The service is available to patients who have been prescribed certain medicines.

OM1 Mouth rinse

Description:
The leaflet will answer some of your questions about using OM1 antimicrobial mouth rinse to treat your mouth infection.

Painkillers and taking them after your surgery

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about taking painkillers after surgery. Inside each box of painkillers there should be an information leaflet from the manufacturer, specific to that medicine. Please make sure that you read these leaflets alongside this one.

Pregabalin for restless legs syndrome

Description:
This leaflet provides information about the use of pregabalin to treat restless legs syndrome.

Progressive multifocal leuko-encephalopathy (PML)

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to answer some of the questions you may have about progressive multifocal leuko-encephalopathy (PML).

Questions about your medicines

Description:
It is normal to have questions about the medicines you are taking. This page lists common questions people have about their medicines, to help you ask any questions you have to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Self or carer administration of medicine scheme

Description:
You or your carer might be able to take or give (administer) medicines yourself while you are in hospital. This is called self or carer administration of medicines scheme.

Sodium oxybate for REM behaviour disorder

Description:
This leaflet provides you with some information about sodium oxybate, which has been prescribed to treat your sleep disorder.

Specialist anticoagulant pharmacist clinic

Description:
This leaflet explains more about the specialist anticoagulant pharmacist clinic that you have been referred to.

Tocilizumab to treat coronavirus

Description:
Information about how we use tocilizumab to treat coronavirus.
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