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Medications help you manage your condition. They
can help prevent complications and ease symptoms
like pain. But when not taken the right way,
medications won’t work as well or can cause health
problems.
Test yourself! Check the box next to “yes” for any
statements that are true for you. The answers can
help you find out if you’re at risk for medication
problems. They may also help you recognize that you
need extra help to take your medications properly
and on time.
1.
I take more than one medication every day.
Yes
No
2.
I don’t use anything to help me remember when
to take my medications, like notes or a cell phone
alarm. And I don’t always take my medications at
a regular time every day, like with meals or before
I go to bed.
Yes
No
3.
When I think my medication is not working, I stop
taking it.
Yes
No
4.
My medication is expensive. I have trouble filling
prescriptions when I don’t have the money.
Yes
No
5.
When my medication makes me feel worse, I stop
taking it.
Yes
No
6.
I never read the directions on the label before
taking my medication.
Yes
No
7.
If I don’t understand the directions for taking my
medication, I am not sure who I should ask for help.
Yes
No
8.
I take my medicine, but I don’t read the label to
double-check that I am taking the right dose of
the right medication, at the right time, in the
right way.
Yes
No
9.
I wait until my medicine runs out to order refills.
Yes
No
Quiz: Are You Taking Your Medications Correctly?
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Talk with your doctor, or call a CareTrack
TM
registered Nurse Health Coach at
(800) 288-2902.
They can
share tips to help you avoid dangerous problems and help you stay on track with your medications.
Also, don’t ever stop taking your medications before talking with your doctor first.
Did You Answer Yes to Any Questions?