Medication Management

What is medication management and why is it important? Medication management is simply a method used to safely take medication as prescribed. One of the benefits of medication management is that it can prevent medication errors which can lead to hospitalization, disability, and even death.

You can practice medication management by:

  • Speaking with a doctor and/or pharmacist about your medications
  • Read prescription bottles
  • Ask your doctor and/or pharmacist questions
  • Keeping track of all prescribed and over-the-counter medications
  • Keep a medication list in your wallet
  • Keep a medication list in a safe, but visible place in your home
  • Know what each medication is for
  • Know what each medication looks like
  • Refill prescriptions before your run out
  • Use a pill organizer if taking multiple medications
  • Make sure your caregiver knows about your medications
  • Continue to take medication unless you have an allergic reaction such as rash, itchiness, swelling, or trouble breathing
  • Keep medications away from children
  • Do not share medication(s)

Practicing medication management is vital in preventing medication errors and managing your health.

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