Winter travel to exotic locations may be on your New Year’s list, but if you’re taking medication for a chronic illness, make sure to find out what you need to travel across borders with your medications.
Until a few years ago, when giving a prescription for antibiotics, healthcare providers advised us to finish the entire course of medication. Even if you felt better, you were supposed to carry on until the often bitter end.
It’s not an uncommon situation: your doctor gives you a prescription and you fill it. You remember your doctor told you the name of the drug you’d be getting, but when you get your medication, the name on the bottle says something else.
If you’re a parent or caretaker of a small child, you’re probably familiar with this reaction to medication. Often too young to know how to swallow tablets or capsules, most toddlers and young children strongly resist taking their medicine -- and parents or caretakers may end up wearing the rejected medicine.
Perhaps you’ve been newly diagnosed with a chronic illness. Perhaps you’ve been living with one for some time and you’re now experiencing changes with your illness and its symptoms. In any case, living with a chronic illness comes with its share of challenges!
If you take a prescription medication—whether regularly, or only on occasion when you need it for a specific issue—chances are you were given some information on how to take your medication safely. But you might not have been told how to store or manage your medication, and these are also key to making sure it works properly! Read on for some basic advice.