Medication Compliance

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Taking your medicine as prescribed is important for controlling chronic conditions, treating acute conditions, and managing long-term health and well-being.

Sticking to your medication routine means taking your medications as prescribed – the right dose, at the right time, in the right way and frequency.

Important Tips for Helping You Take Your Medications Safely and Effectively:

  • Set a medication schedule daily, weekly, and monthly for taking, filling, and renewing prescriptions.
  • Link taking your medication with daily habits like brushing your teeth to make adherence part of your routine.
  • Use a pill container and refill it at the same time weekly.
  • Practice safe storage – medications accessible to children or pets can have devastating effects.
  • Ensure proper storage temperatures.
  • Do not mix medications or consume alcohol while on medication.
  • Call your pharmacist or doctor with any questions.

Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Professional and/or Pharmacist

  • What is the medicine’s name, what is it for, and what does it look like?
  • When and how do I take this medicine?
  • What are the possible side effects?
  • When should I expect the medicine to start working?
  • What do I do if I forget my dose?
  • What can happen if I stop taking this medicine altogether?
  • Besides time of day, is there anything else I should know about taking my meds (e.g., taking with food, drug interactions, etc.)?

 

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