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Are you taking your Medication Correctly?

Are you taking your medication correctly? As a retired Nurse I get asked this question from everyone, family, friends, strangers yes strangers when I use to wear my nurse outfit!

It is always important to know whether you are taking your medicine correctly. Don’t look to others to know this, it is a must that you know or that you speak to your doctor or local pharmacist before taking your medication if you are unsure.

There are so  many ways to assist you, you must become organized. Take note of questions  and concerns to ask your health care professional, list all your medication over the counter and prescribed even supplements and vitamins.

Keep a list of all medication, emergency information, medical contacts like physicians, insurances, allergies etc. in your wallet.

Never take anything without reading instructions and make sure dosage is taken according to what your doctor has prescribed, no more no less unless, unless ordered by your physician. If you do not understand your medication “Speak Up” never ever feel ashamed to ask questions…those questions you may need to ask may save your life!

Make sure to store your medication properly, only use your medication for what your doctor has prescribe for, don’t share medication with anyone it is prescribed for your illness!

It is also helpful to designate a family member or close friend to help keep you on track with taking your medication correctly! You can find a real nice pill box that is labeled Monday- Sunday to help you balance your days.

Just remember the most important thing is “Speak To You Physician” or  your local “Pharmacist” to help you better understand how to take your medication correctly!

 

 

 

Disclosure: This is not a paid post, it is a post written by me. I am not a Doctor nor claim to be but I am a professional retired Nurse. All opinions and views are 100% of my own. Please, and I am stressing this..Please speak with a licenses physician to answer all your concerns!

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My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

10 thoughts on “Are you taking your Medication Correctly?

  • May 25, 2013 at 9:26 pm
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    GREAT post – I am always asking my MIL (who is a nurse) if something is safe for me to take. Thanks for the post

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  • May 25, 2013 at 7:43 pm
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    Good write up!!! so many people guess and act like they are the Dr themselves!!!

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  • May 25, 2013 at 6:31 pm
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    What an important article! I have been put on quite a few medications due to the health issues I live with and I always have to make very sure that I’m keeping track of when I took what and the specifics that go along with them.

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  • May 25, 2013 at 3:12 pm
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    I always talk to my doctor when taking a new medication and always read the packaging information before I begin using it as well.

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  • May 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm
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    Anytime I get a new prescription I always have a chat with my pharmacist. He’s a great guy that helps me know the ins and outs of my medicine and if it reacts to anything.

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  • May 25, 2013 at 2:12 pm
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    This is so important. A lot of people don’t realize that eating before or after for at least two hours can cause some mess to not even work. I’m permanent on a thyroid hormone and that’s how those work.

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  • May 24, 2013 at 4:12 pm
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    Awesome article and very important. All too often we forget to take our medication or take them incorrectly. Great advice.

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