The medicines you take every day play a vital role in keeping you healthy and managing pain. The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness in Bloomingdale, Illinois, offers medication management services to ensure that you’re taking the most beneficial meds at the correct dose. These help you avoid unnecessary side effects from drugs you don’t need while making sure the medicines you’re taking are the most effective for your condition. Call The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness today to learn more about medication management. You can also book an appointment online.request an appointment
Medication Management Q&A
What is medication management?
Medication management is a service that ensures the medicines you’re taking are right for you.
Your provider at The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness reviews your prescriptions and asks you about any supplements or complementary therapies you’re using. They use this information to decide if your medications need changing in any way.
Why might I need a medication management review?
You might benefit from a medication management review for several reasons:
Sometimes you continue to get prescribed drugs when you don’t need them anymore. For instance, you might have been taking metformin for Type 2 diabetes or a cholesterol-lowering medicine if your cholesterol was very high.
However, changing your diet, exercising more, stopping smoking, and losing weight might have lowered your blood sugar or cholesterol to a point where you no longer need these medications.
New drugs become available all the time. They might offer better results or cause fewer side effects than a drug you’re taking. At your medication management review, your provider at The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness can swap an old drug for one that offers better, safer treatment.
The dosage you’re on when you first start taking a prescription medication might not be right for you now. Your provider can change this if necessary.
Why is medication management so important?
While medications can be invaluable and life-saving, they aren’t without risk. Even the safest drugs can cause side effects, even long-term complications, so the fewer you take, the better. Having said that, you shouldn’t suddenly stop taking your meds. You can suffer bad withdrawal, or your symptoms can flare up and take weeks or months to get back under control.
Medication management ensures that you’re taking just the medicines you need at the correct dosage.
Another thing to consider is that alternatives to medication are becoming more widely available. Transcranial magnetic stimulation, for instance, can help with both chronic pain and mental health problems, reducing or even eliminating your need for medication.
Call The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness today to arrange your medication management review or book your appointment using the online form.