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Medicines can help you manage your health, but only if you take them
correctly. If you're having problems taking your medicine as
prescribed, try thinking about why you're having trouble.
You might not be sure why your medicine is important or if it is working.
Maybe you just can't remember to take your medicine every day. Or perhaps
you're having a hard time paying for medicines or dealing with side effects. If
so, these tips might help.
If you're having a problem with your medicine, don't just
stop taking it. Keep in mind that your medicines can help you avoid
complications that could happen because of your health problem. Talk
to your doctor first if:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerTheresa O'Young, PharmD - Clinical Pharmacy
Current as ofAugust 21, 2015
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Theresa O'Young, PharmD - Clinical Pharmacy
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