Using Your Medications Safely
Taking an antibiotic when you shouldn't kills good bacteria in your body, which can cause you more problems, and your body can become resistant to antibiotics. Antibiotics are life-saving drugs when used properly. A doctor will be able to tell you whether antibiotics will help. SpeakUp against the overuse of antibiotics.
When patients are discharged from the hospital they often go home with a handful of medications to take to assist with their recovery. The program "Taking Medications Safely" provides some basic information about keeping safe while taking medications as well as tips to help make following directions easier.
Taking you medicine as prescribed by your doctor is important. Without it, you may feel worse and take longer to recover after your hospitalization. But it's not always easy, especially if you have lots of pills to take. These tips will help you get past the problems and take your medicine as directed.