November 13, 2012
Many people with COPD have multiple medications. It can become confusing to deal with all of them, but there are a few rules that you should definitely follow when it comes to managing your medications.
Take your medication as your doctor has prescribed it. You should never end your medication early or not finish your treatment program without talking to your doctor first.
If you have questions about a medication, ask your doctor or healthcare provider. Never take a medication if you are unsure of the dosage you were prescribed.
Try to learn the generic name as well as the brand name of the products you are using. This will help you and your doctor understand what you are taking and how it affects your body.
Try to keep the same pharmacist when you renew your medications. They will get to know your condition and medications and will act as a filter to make sure the medications prescribed to you will work best.