Take Your Medicine the Right Way, Every Day
It is important to take your medicine the way your doctor or nurse tells you. That means taking your medicine at the right time and taking the right amount. If you have different kinds of medicine, it can be hard to keep up with everything. This is a common problem, and there are ways to keep track of your medications –
- Make a list of your medicines or daily schedule to help you keep track. Mark down when you take each one and how much (dosage), or go to mymedschedule.com to create your own medicine list and sign up for free text or email reminders
- Know the names of your medications. Write down why you take each of them and what side effects to watch out for
- Use a pill organizer that lets you sort your pills by day of the week and number of pills per day
- Make sure your doctor or nurse tells you why you’re taking the medicine and how long you have to take it
- To save money, find out if you can take a generic form of your medication
- Call your doctor or nurse if you have side effects from your medication
- See if your pharmacy has an online or automatic refill service. This is an easy way to make sure you don’t run out of medication
Some drugs can cause serious problems if you take too much or too little or take them at the wrong time. Call your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you have questions about your medicine.
Members covered under the State of Wisconsin health insurance program should contact Navitus Health Solutions to learn more about their prescription drug benefits.
BadgerCare Plus members should contact the State Medicaid program at 800.362.3002.
For more Medication Adherence resources, visit your Personal Wellness Portal.
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