It is important that you tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, especially those prescribed to treat anxiety, sleeping problems, or seizures. Even medicines you take only occasionally or are over-the-counter could interact with the opioid pain medicine. Don't count on your doctor to know what medications you are taking, even if they prescribed them to you.
Some good ways to start this discussion are:
- Write down all of your prescriptions (including dosage and duration) and bring the list along.
- Take a photo of your medication bottle labels and bring them along.
- Write down any dietary supplements you take, or bring photos of the packaging.
- Write down any over-the-counter medications you take or bring photos of the packaging.