Using Your Medications
Taking medications properly is another part of compliance. Medicines may not work unless taken as prescribed. Or they can leave you dizzy, sick or worse. Or, without knowing it, you could counteract one medicine by taking it with another. Take part in treatment decisions and, if you don't understand something, ask questions. Carefully follow the agreed upon treatment plan, and watch for and work with your healthcare team to solve any problems.
Dr. Clyde Yancy, former American Heart Association president, stresses the importance of understanding and taking your medications.
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