- Nearly 10% of all hospital admissions
- Nearly 25% of all nursing home admissions
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Some prescription medications can cause physical side effects that impact your comfort level.
It’s important to communicate any concerns you’re having about your medications immediately. Your healthcare professionals can help you manage your treatment plan to minimize or avoid side effects.
To better understand your medications:
Ask your doctor and pharmacist about the frequency and severity of any possible side effects before taking a new medication and what to do if they occur.
If you experience a new symptom, contact your doctor immediately.
Read all the information supplied by your pharmacist and doctor.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other sources of information about your medications.
Between 30% and 50% of all patients fail to follow their prescribed therapy.
This contributes to:
Know your medications and their effects. If you change or interrupt your prescribed regimen, it may pose a health risk or decrease the effectiveness of your therapy.
Take The Correct Dosage On Time, Every Time.