Some children will need medication following heart surgery.
You will be provided with a four week supply from the hospital, but any further supplies will require a prescription from your G.P. We would strongly advise you to obtain a prescription from your local GP as soon as possible after discharge in order to allow the local pharmacist time to obtain the correct medicines for your child.
It is essential to continue your child’s medication until told otherwise by their cardiologist.
Nursing staff will explain how to give your child’s medicines before they leave hospital, and will give demonstrations if necessary. It is important that you have a thorough understanding of how their child’s medication needs to be given, including the required doses and timing.