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Planning Ahead for Medication Mismanagement

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Posted July 15, 2013

 

  • If your loved one can no longer advocate for themselves, you will need to be their eyes and ears.

  • Try faxing questions to your loved one’s doctor prior to an appointment to ensure all your questions are answered.

  • Maintain open communication with your loved one’s pharmacist.

  • If a family member is having a difficult time swallowing, ask the pharmacist if the medicine is available in liquid.

  • If your loved one takes medications multiple times during the day, you may need to call and remind them or take notes.

  • Observe your family member for any potential side effects.

  • Your loved one may become confused when taking multiple pills—stay with them to make sure they swallow pills.

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