Online College Courses for Credit

+
Drug Allergies and Current Medications

Drug Allergies and Current Medications

Rating:
Rating
(0)
Author: Sophia Tutorial
Description:

Obtain patient information about drug allergies and current medications.

(more)
See More
Fast, Free College Credit

Developing Effective Teams

Let's Ride
*No strings attached. This college course is 100% free and is worth 1 semester credit.

37 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

299 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 32 of Sophia’s online courses. Many different colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.

Tutorial

what's covered
In this lesson, you will learn how to ask about various drug allergies and current medications in Spanish so that you can obtain important information from patients. Specifically, this lesson will cover:
  1. Las Alergias a Medicinas (Drug Allergies)
  2. Las Medicinas que el/la Paciente Está Tomando (Medications the Patient Is Currently Taking)

1. Las Alergias a Medicinas (Drug Allergies)

To find out if a patient has a drug allergy, you can use the questions below.

English Spanish Pronunciation
Do you (does he/she) have drug allergies? ¿Tiene (usted/él/ella) alergias a medicinas? tee-ay-nay (oo-staid / ale / ay-yah)ah-lair-he-ahs ah may-dee-see-nahs
To which ones? ¿A cuáles? ah k'wah-lace
Are you (is he/she) allergic to any medicine? ¿Es (usted/él/ella) alérgico/a a cualquier medicina? ace (oo-staid / ale / ay-yah) ah-lare-he-koh/kah ah k'wall-key-air may-dee-see-nah
Are you (is he/she) allergic to (fill in the blank with medicine)? ¿Es (usted/él/ella) alérgico/a a (fill in the blank with medicine)? ace (oo-staid / ale / ay-yah) ah-lare-he-koh/kah ah (fill in the blank with medicine)
Example: Are you (is he/she) allergic to penicillin? ¿Es (usted/él/ella) alérgico/a a la penicilina? ace (oo-staid / ale / ay-yah) ah-lare-he-koh/kah ah la pay-nee-see-lee-nah


2. Las Medicinas que el/la Paciente Está Tomando (Medications the Patient Is Currently Taking)

To find out which medications a patient is currently taking, you can use the questions below.

English Spanish Pronunciation
What medicines are you currently taking? ¿Qué medicinas está tomando (usted/él/ella)? kay may-dee-see-nahs ace-tah toe-mahn-doe (oo-staid / ale / ay-yah)
What prescription medicines are you currently taking? ¿Qué medicinas que requieren una receta está tomando (usted/él/ella)? kay may-dee-see-nahs kay ray-key-air-ain oo-nah ray-say-ah ace-tah toe-mahn-doe (oo-staid / ale / ay-yah)
What over-the-counter medicines are you currently taking? ¿Qué medicinas que no requieren una receta está tomando (usted/él/ella)? kay may-dee-see-nahs kay no ray-key-air-ain oo-nah ray-say-ah ace-tah toe-mahn-doe (oo-staid / ale / ay-yah)

summary
In this lesson, you learned how to obtain personal information about drug allergies and current medications from patients in Spanish. When asking these questions, you can simply use the grammatical structure provided and apply the specific names of the medications that you need to know about.

¡Buena suerte!

Source: This content has been adapted from "Pharmacy Spanish" by Stephanie Langston.