ect.), supplements, creams, nose/eye drops, inhalers and
herbs. Anything you take to help keep yourself healthy is
important to note.
The MedList comes in two sizes: standard paper size
and wallet size so you can carry it with you. “I keep it
in my wallet as I think this is the first place emergency
personnel would look,” Takeda says. “I like to think of my
list as a bit of insurance.”
Takeda says her MedList also helped her on a recent
pill bottles, as my pharmacist packed and sealed my
medication for me with all the information that the border
would require.” She was able to refer to her MedList and
leave her luggage packed for easier travel.
Now, let’s try this again. Name all the medications you
take, this time using your MedList. See how easy it was? If
it’s on the list, it won’t be missed.
— Melissa Huizenga
Visit AlbertaHealthServices.ca/MedList to create
How to use the MedList:
1. Before filling in the list, collect all the medications you take.
2. Write down the following for each medication:
a day, in the morning)
3. Keep this list with you so it’s on hand when you need it, such as
when you visit the doctor, pharmacist, hospital, or have a medical
4. Whenever you have a change in your medication, update your
5. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about
the medications you take.