Typically, patients will get a prescription and take it without really understanding that how and when they take medications is a critical step in their care. When this is the case, patients are more likely to misuse medications, take them at the wrong times, and experience dangerous adverse reactions or side effects.
Medication management allows for patients to take medications at the right time, using the right dosage. And, furthermore, allows for the careful supervision of a doctor, which allows for the identification of negative side effects or reactions. Thus, allowing for a more thorough, efficient, and successful way to utilize medications for mental health purposes.
Initially, when it comes to managing medications, your doctor will first need to brush up on your medication history. This helps to determine whether or not medications may have been effective previously or if you’ve had any adverse effects or reactions in the past. Furthermore, medications you may already be taking are considered to determine whether or not they are necessary and safe for use. Finally, you’ll discuss a plan with your doctor about taking your medications on a scheduled timeline and the correct dosing for each of your medications. And, given support in case you have any questions or concerns about your medications.
Here at Impact Group BHS , we understand that misuse and mis prescribing of medications is a big problem. Especially, for individuals in treatment for mental health issues. That’s why we offer medication management for each of our outpatient clients.