I’m having problems taking my medications. What should I do?
Tell your doctor if you are having any problems related to your medication, including: side effects. If you are experiencing side effects, tell your doctor what they are, and when you notice them.
Skipped doses. Do not be afraid to admit to skipped doses. Your doctor knows that some people do have difficulty taking each dose as prescribed. If you have skipped doses, tell your doctor which medication(s) you skipped, and when.
Difficulty taking your medication as prescribed. If you are supposed to take medication on an empty stomach or with food, and this is difficult for you, tell your doctor. If there is a time of day that is too difficult for you to take your dose, tell your doctor this, too.
Your treatment regimen interferes with your lifestyle. If you feel your treatment regimen is too complicated or unrealistic for you to follow, talk to your doctor about other options you may have. It is important that you tell your doctor right away about any problems you are having with your medication.
Your doctor needs this information to help you maximize the benefit from your treatment plan and provide workable options, if necessary.