It is common for people to miss a dose of their medication especially when they are taking several at the same time. While it may not seem like a big deal at the time, this can actually cause adverse effects on your treatment. This is why, as a provider of long term care, we prioritize proper medication management for our clients.
Here are some adverse effects you may experience if you miss your medication:
- Missing the timing of your medication
Some medications such as pain relievers and asthma inhalers work better to treat pain and symptoms before they start. Missing the window of time may mean it would not work as well.
- A failure of your treatment
There are chances of your health condition coming back if you don’t finish your medications especially antibiotics
- Withdrawal symptoms
For some medications such as antidepressants prescribed for psychological services that trigger chemical changes in the brain, you may experience symptoms such as headaches, mood changes, flu-like symptoms, etc.
- Your disease becoming resistant to treatment
A lot of viruses gain resistance to treatment if you miss a dose of your medication. This makes them harder to control
- Serious complications
Missing certain medications such as blood pressure pills can raise your chances of heart attack, kidney failure, and other complications.
Are you in need of skilled nursing in New York to help you manage your medications? We at Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center have licensed nursing personnel to help you.
We are a rehabilitation center in Oswego, New York providing a wide range of services to cater to your varying needs.