Medication management is the process of carefully selecting, prescribing, and monitoring medications to ensure a patient’s safety and well-being. It requires clear communication, as well as a patient’s commitment to following the prescribed regimen. It involves several important steps.
First, we will gather information about the patient’s medical history, current health condition, and any medications they are currently taking. This helps us understand the patient’s specific needs and determine the best course of action. When prescribing, we consider factors such as a patient’s age, other medical conditions, and potential interactions.
Once the medications are prescribed, we will explain to the patient how and when to take each medication. They will provide clear instructions on the dosage, frequency, and any specific precautions or food restrictions that may be necessary. It’s important for patients to follow all instructions with prescribed medication and take their medications as prescribed.