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!