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When you are ready to be discharged from hospital, the hospital staff will review the medicines that you have been taking while in hospital and tell you which medicines you should take when you return home.
If any changes have been made to the medicines you are taking when you leave hospital you should:
If you brought medicines with you into hospital then these medicines will be returned to you when you leave, if they are still required. If medicines you brought in are no longer suitable for use, hospital staff may dispose of your unwanted medicines with your consent.
If you require new medicines when you leave hospital then these medicines may be provided for you by the hospital, or you may be given a prescription which you can fill at your local pharmacy. See accessing medicines you need for more information.