By Dr. Rubin, CMO, EverCare
Often those medications are taken at different times, at varying doses, etc.; in other words, medications for seniors are complicated! Here are some tips on how best to handle your medications.
Don’t be shy; ask questions of your doctor, nurse, and/or pharmacist so that you have a complete understanding of what you are taking.
Some questions to consider asking include:
Other steps you should take to ensure that you are
taking your medication safely include:
Q. How can I remember when to take all the different medications that my doctor has prescribed?
A: Keep a list of all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you take. For each, mark the amount, the time of day you take it, and whether it should be taken with food. Store two copies of the list: one for your refrigerator door (or where your
medications are stored) and one for your wallet or purse.
Q: If I feel better; may I stop taking the medication(s) that my doctor has prescribed for me?
A: No. Even if you feel better, don’t stop taking the medication(s) unless your doctor says it’s ok.
WE AT EVERCARE WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT YOUR DOCTORS, NURSES, AND PHARMACIST ARE THERE TO HELP YOU.