What to do if you Miss a Dose of Your Medicine?

 

 What to do if you Miss a Dose of Your Medicine

 

Med-Q tells you what to do if you Miss a Dose of Your Medicine

Miss a Dose of Your MedicineHave you ever Miss a Dose of Your Medicine?  What do you do now?  There are many different “urban Myths” on what to do if you miss your pills or supplements.  Old fashion pill organizers are notorious for helping to create this problem. New modern pillboxes are actually pill reminders or pill dispensers.  If you are still rely on your Grandma’s old fashion pill box, here are some tips.

 

 

Senior Citizens suffer from AIMM’s

Senior citizens have a condition that is referred to as Age Induced medication Mistakes (AIMM’s).  This is a normal part of getting older.  The memory is not as sharp as it use to be.  This should never be confused with dementia as well as Alzheimer’s. These are illnesses and need to be treated.  They can not be helped with a smart pill box with alarms such as the Med-Q Auto Pill Dispenser.

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Here are some of the Medical Facts

FACT: Up to 90% of  seniors admit to forgetting taking one or more doses of their prescriptions every week.

FACT: People will double and triple dose attempting to make up for the pills they missed.  Very bad as well as dangerous idea.  taking 2 ,3 or 4 days worth at the same time can and often does, cause life-threatening side effects.

Med-Q tells you What to do if you Miss a Dose of Your Medicine

Mr. Chandler has been on the same prescription for years.  The doctor changed the script to a twice daily regiment.  That is when the troubles started to happen.  Recently he has been extremely busy at work and some other pressures, and he keeps forgetting to take his medicine.  He realized that he had forgotten for three days in a row.  He then proceeded to take four capsules to“make up  and for the current dose.   A couple of hours later Mr. Chase startled his coworkers staggering and stumbled when he tried to walk.  911 was called and he was taken to the ER.

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Med-Q tells you What to do if you Miss a Dose of Your Medicine

Med-Q Electronic Pill ReminderAlways speak to your Doctor or Health Care professional before you make any decisions with your pills and supplements  This being said, If you forget to take your dose , here’s what you should do:
1. Never, Ever try to double/triple up or even more on your prescriptions medications.
2. Always read the  information that you received when you got your filled your prescription.  Many prescriptions have on their label what to do if you miss forget the pill.
3. Never hesitate to call your pharmacist or doctor for advice.
4.  Talk with your pharmacist or doctor about any concerns you might have.

Med-Q Medication Reminder Hint: Keep the phone numbers of your pharmacist and doctor in your wallet or programmed in your phone.pill box

 

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