Managing Medications & Treatment Plans
Managing your medications or treatment plan may feel a bit overwhelming. Remember - you're not alone. Your healthcare team is a great resource if you have questions or concerns.
Ways to get started:
- Learn more about your medications, treatment plan or the equipment & supplies you use by asking lots of questions at clinic appointments. Ensure you know what you need, what you should do, and why it is important.
- Learn the names of your medications, how much you take, and how they help you.
- Establish a routine for your treatment plan or medication. Doing something consistently and regularly will help you remember.
- Use the alarm on your cell phone as a reminder so you do not rely on your parents or caregivers to remind you.
- Learn how to fill or refill a prescription. Ask a parent or caregiver to show you how and then try it on your own.
- Visit MedlinePlus or talk to your clinic pharmacist to get reliable information about your medications.
- Review your current health insurance to ensure you have coverage for any medication, equipment and supplies you need after you turn 18. The Health Insurance page on this website offers more information.
Ways to keep track:
- Use Medication Tracking Tools.
- Ask your pharmacist for a list of the medication you take, write the name of your health condition on it and always carry it with you.
- Use the notes section of your cell phone to keep track of your equipment and supplies, and any important ordering instructions.
Medications, Alcohol and Street Drugs
It is important to know that prescription medication can react with other medications, alcohol, or street drugs. For more information go to drugcocktails.ca.
Talk to your healthcare provider if you have questions or concerns about your medication or treatment plan.