The main reason individuals take medication is to improve quality of life. However, if you are not feeling well or taking multiple medications, remembering to take the right medications at the right times can be difficult. If medications are not taken properly, quality of life does not improve, and in many cases, it declines.
Aside from knowing what medications should be taken and in what dosage, there are several factors a patient might not understand about his or her prescribed meds, including reactions to other medications, side effects, and other problems that can affect recovery. Your healthcare provider will thoroughly address these issues, which they can do with a medication management plan.
Patients need to understand their medicines’ purpose, safety, and effectiveness, as well as potential risks from mixing meds with food or supplements. Understanding why medications need to be taken at certain times and in certain ways will also be addressed by your provider.