HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SYMPTOMS CAUSES DIET & TREATMENT

Dr.Armughan Riaz
M.B.B.S, Dip Card
Consultant Cardiologist

 

Medication Safety tips when you have high Blood Pressure

You may be taking a long list of medications to control high blood pressure, make sure you get the most benefit from the medication and stay safe in the process. Medication Safety tips when you have high Blood Pressure

Medication Safety tips when you have high Blood Pressure

Medication Safety Tips: Dos and Don'ts
You may be taking a long list of medications to control high blood pressure. Do you simply reach for an over-the-counter medication from time to time? There's a lot you can do to make sure you get the most benefit from the medication-and stay safe in the process. These medication safety tips will help you alot.

Medication Safety Tips:



Know Your Medications, If you dont know about your medicine it can cause trouble for you. The more you know about any medication you use, the better you can be sure you're using it rightly. For each drug you take, whether it's a prescription medication or an over-the-counter drug, you can fill in this chart to be sure you understand what the medication does and how to have it.
And If you can't find the information on the medication bottle or in the patient information that came with the drug or have trouble understanding the information, be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Write down following information on each bottle of medicine you take. So you know everything what are you taking and how to handle with any problem in case of emergency.

Medication name (both brand and generic)  
Size, color & imprint on pill    
Dosage  
Common side effects  
When to call your doctor  
Other special instructions  
What to do for side effects  
    
Remember These Dos and Don'ts
These medication DOs and DON'Ts can help you make sure that your drugs work safely to improve your blood pressure.

Medication DOs...

DO let your physician know about any other over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements, or herbs that you use, so to avoid over medication.
DO try to use the same pharmacy shop to fill all your medicines, so that they can help you keep track of everything you're taking. 
DO keep all drugs and medicines out of the reach of children. 
DO take each medication exactly as it has been prescribed by doctor. 
DO make sure that all your doctors know about all your medications.


Medication DON'Ts...

DON'T use medication that has passed its expiration date. Always see expiry date on medicine before buying it. 
DON'T store your medications in locations that are either too hot or too cold. For example, the bathroom cabinet may not be the best place for your drugs. Similarly dont place these in referigerator.
DON'T change your medication schedule and dose without talking with your doctor. 
DON'T use medication that are prescribed for someone else. 
DON'T crush or break pills and tablets unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

 



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