Age at interview: 76
Number of medicines: 6
Cultural background: British (Caucasian)
Suzanne cannot take slow-release or coated medicines because she has a stoma. She is careful to remind her doctors of this when they are prescribing a new medicine.
What I do talk about with my doctor is that I, having a stoma, I can't take medication that's coated. And I can't take fast … slow-release medication. So, I have a card that states that. It's called an ‘Ileo-Alert’.
Has that had an impact on the medicines that you've been prescribed?
No, because I let them know first when we're talking about medication. I say, ‘Don't forget, I cannot take slow=release and I cannot take coated medication.’