Health Tip: Taking Your Medicine
In some cases, it's a lifelong commitment
(HealthDay News) - Even as adults, taking your medicine and staying on it may take more than a spoon full of sugar. When it comes to some medicines such as cholesterol-lowering drugs, it represents a lifelong commitment.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says you need to understand what you are taking and why. Be sure to ask your doctor:
- What you are being treated for and how each medicine helps.
- About the side effects of any medications you are taking.
- How your medicine interacts with your other medications and the foods you eat.
- What to do if you miss a dose or have problems with side effects. It is important that you keep your doctor informed of how the medicine is working for you.