Tips for Managing Prescriptions

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Tips for Managing Prescriptions

At Avalon Malibu, we believe in the importance of some people taking medication for their mental health. If you’ve recently received a diagnosis and you’d like some help when it comes to managing prescriptions, then this blog is for you. Let’s dive into some of the ways that you can stay safe and make sure that you’re being responsible when it comes to your medication.

Managing Prescriptions Safely

Taking prescriptions seriously is important and something that should always be done. What’s also important is making sure that you’re being responsible with your medications. Below are some of the things that we recommend at Avalon Malibu when it comes to taking prescriptions.

Proper Storage

One of the most important things to think about when it comes to taking medication is how you store it. Especially if you have children or pets in your home, it’s essential to make sure that your medications are stored in a safe location. Some of our clients at Avalon Malibu have a locked box that they keep their medications in and this is a great way to make sure that your medications are safe and you don’t need to worry about them.

Asking Questions

It’s very important that you understand your medications and how you should adjust your lifestyle while you’re taking them. If you have questions about your medications, it’s important to make sure that you’re asking questions and getting the answers that you need in order to feel comfortable with taking the prescriptions.

Right Dosage

Dosage is one of the most important factors to consider when it comes to taking medication. You should never adjust your dosage without speaking to the prescriber first and getting their approval. Make sure that you know which dosage you should be taking and that you never take more or less. Making sure that you consistently take the right dosage is essential, so keep that in mind when you’re taking your medication.

If you’re going to be taking mental health medications now or in the future and you’d like some guidance, we’re here to help you. We’d love to provide you with some recommendations and share more with you about what we typically recommend our clients do with prescription medications. You can give us a call at (844) 857-5992 and we’ll connect you with a member of our staff who can provide you with more information about safely managing medications and setting yourself up for success.

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