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Lists and tools for taking medicine safely

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Medication list

Knowing when, how, and why you take medication, which is another word for medicine, is important for safety. The Alberta Health Services Medication List (below) can help you and your family keep track of everything you take to keep you healthy, such as pills, vitamins, and herbs. When you see your doctor or pharmacist, have a medical appointment or test, or go to the hospital or emergency room, take this list with you.



Medication list (letter size)

Download this letter-sized template to keep a detailed list of your medicines.

Find translated versions at the end of this page.



Medication list (wallet size)

Download this smaller wallet-sized template to keep a detailed list of your medicines.


Mobile application

You can download the MyMedRec app to your mobile device. The app lets you:

  • keep track of the medicine that you or your family take
  • create profiles for other people
  • get reminders for when to take a medicine or when a refill is due
  • email up-to-date health information to your doctor or family

The MyMedRec app is maintained by a third party. doesn’t endorse and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this app.

Medicine schedule

You may choose to use this Daily Medicine Schedule form to remind you when to take your medicines. Post this sheet where you can see it, such as near your medicine cabinet, where you store your medicines, or on your refrigerator.

Questions to ask about new medicines

When your doctor recommends a new medicine for your health condition, use the questions included in the New Medicines: Questions to Ask the Doctor list to make sure it’s safe for you.


Current as of: February 18, 2021

Author: Medication Quality and Safety Team – Pharmacy Services, Alberta Health Services