Taking Medication Correctly

By Feature Editor, Ky Bell

According to The Washington Post, sixty percent of Americans take prescribed medication. This can lead to plenty of people taking their medication incorrectly (which can lead to negative and sometimes harmful outcomes), and that is a serious problem.

To get maximum benefit from your medications, it is important to take them exactly as prescribed by your doctor. In fact, your chance of a better health outcome improves when you take your medications as directed,” says Pfizer.com

On your bottles of prescription medication, it typically has directions on how it should be consumed. Following these directions is extremely important if you wish to have the desired results of said medication. If you have any concerns or questions be sure to consult your doctor.

Once all said and done, taking your medication as directed should be your number one priority to avoid harmful outcomes. Don’t be embarrassed by asking your doctor questions about what you’re supposed to be doing, chances are your questions have been asked a thousand times before.

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Author: jpjjournal

The JPJ Journal is a Middle School newspaper run by the students and advisor at Joel P. Jensen Middle School in West Jordan, Utah.