It may not seem like a big deal when you miss your medication every once in a while. It’s hard to keep track of whether or not you’re taking the right doses at the right time especially if you don’t have a medication reminder and are taking multiple medications at the same time.
However, missing your medication can have adverse effects you may or may not notice immediately. As a home care provider in Minnesota we make sure that our patients take their medication at the proper time and doses to avoid any of the following problems:
- The treatment failing or not working as good
Your treatment may not work as best if not timed properly to your flare-ups such as in pain relievers and asthma medication. It may also fail altogether such as in antibiotics.
- Withdrawal symptoms
Some medications can trigger chemical changes in your brain if you miss a dose. These can lead to symptoms such as anxiety, tiredness, headaches, and other flu-like symptoms.
- Becoming resistant to treatment
Missing medication used to treat infections such as HIV can allow the virus to gain resistance to the treatment and make it harder to control.
- Serious complications
Some medications such as blood pressure pills could raise your risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and other complications if not taken.
Do you have a problem with tracking your medication? You may benefit from home care in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. We at Compassionate Lucy’s Senior Home Care will make sure to care for your personal needs and remind you of your medications.
We also provide services such as light housekeeping, companionship, respite care, and personal care.