THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT SKIPPING YOUR MEDICATION.

THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT SKIPPING YOUR MEDICATION.

It’s okay if you miss a dose, even if you are the most organized person, you’ve probably missed a medication dose at least once because life happens-anything can happen at the exact time you are supposed to take your pills. Whether accidental or on purpose, it is important to know the implications of failing to take your medications and what you should do if you miss a dose.

Many maintenance medications remain in your bloodstream for a while, so if you miss a dose once in a while (emphasis on once in a while-do not make it a habit), it’s typically not a huge deal, since some of your last dose will still be in your system.

Meanwhile, depending on the medication, skipping a dose or multiple doses can have a major impact on your health as many medications won’t be effective if you don’t take them when and the way they are supposed to, especially if you miss multiple doses.

Meds like antibiotic treatments for infections-exit your bloodstream quickly. So if you skip a dose, your condition could worsen or become harder to treat, or you might experience unpleasant side effects or complications.

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