CONSEQUENCES OF SKIPPING YOUR MEDICATION

CONSEQUENCES OF SKIPPING YOUR MEDICATION

  • Missing your window: some pain medications work best when taken before meals. Failing to address the symptoms early may result in difficulty suppressing potential flare-ups.
  • The treatment might not be effective: for example where antibiotics are needed to treat an infection. Failing to complete the full dose of the medication can cause an infection to linger or even come back stronger. It may also make one resistant to antibiotics in the future.
  • If you skip your medication it makes the disease harder to treat.
  • To prevent serious health complications eg stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, etc 

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