Do you know the brand/generic names, dosage and how often to take all of your medications?
If you don't, you're not alone. Being aware of this information can help medical professionals in an emergency. It's estimated that several thousands of Americans die annually due to preventable medication errors. The Institute of Medicine recommends that patients become actively involved in managing their medications.
How to Manage Your Medications
- Keeping an up-to-date list of all medications.
- Understanding all medications and their use.
Medication Safety Tips
- Always make sure you carry a current list of your medications.
- Know how to take them.
- Know why you are taking them.