Medication Safety tips when you have high Blood
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.
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
Medication name (both brand and
Size, color & imprint on
Common side effects
When to call your doctor
Other special instructions
What to do for side
Remember These Dos and
These medication DOs and DON'Ts can
help you make sure that your drugs work safely to improve your blood
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
DO take each medication exactly as it has been prescribed by
DO make sure that all your doctors know about all your
DON'T use medication that has
passed its expiration date. Always see expiry date on medicine before buying
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
DON'T use medication that are prescribed for someone
DON'T crush or break pills and tablets unless your doctor instructs
you to do so.