Medication Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

With Wellsmith, it’s easy to stay on track with your prescribed medications. But hey – we all make mistakes from time to time! Here are the most common medication mistakes and how to avoid them.

Mistake #1: “I forgot to take it on time.”

It’s important to always take your medications at the correct time throughout the day. Forgetting a dose or taking a medication at the wrong time could have serious health implications.

Solution: Make sure you’ve enabled notifications for the Wellsmith app! Click here for iPhone instructions, and click here for Android instructions. We’ll remind you when it’s time to take your medication or if you missed a dose.

If you miss a dose, message your Nurse to see if it’s best to take it right away or wait for the next dosage time.

Mistake #2: “I don’t need that medicine anymore.”

It’s natural to want to stop taking medication when you start feeling better. But doing so could actually make you feel worse.

Solution: Don’t quit taking any medication unless advised by your doctor.

Mistake #3: “I don’t want to take it anymore. It makes me feel bad.”

Unpleasant side effects can cause you to want to stop taking certain medications. These side effects may include nausea, vomiting, weight gain, and a frequent, excessive drop in the blood sugar levels.

Solution: Don’t quit taking any medication unless advised by your doctor. Discuss the side effects with your doctor – they may be able to prescribe another with fewer side effects.

Mistake #4: “I accidentally took the wrong medication.”

The dosing regimens of your meds may be pretty complex, and may change over time. But it’s vital that you take the right medication, at the right time, to maintain your health.

Solution: Consider using a pill organizer like these with separate compartments for each day and time (morning v. evening).

If you have any questions about your medications or simply need to update your reminder time, send a quick message to your Care Team for quick guidance and support.

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