October 22, 2009 10:44am CST
When you are given a medication to take, do you try to learn about the side effects and the dangers of taking the medications? Do you talk to the doctor about the risks involved in using the medication? Do you folloe the instructions given? Have you ever drank alcohol when your medications warn you against it? Why or why not?
• Boston, Massachusetts
23 Oct 09
Hi Crivas, Compliance to medication is very important as important as the explanation of the doctor about what's in the prescription pad. Before the living the clinic or hospital we need be make sure that everything is explained and discussed in detail--schedule of taking the medicine, dosage, duration, possible side effects, warning signs and other related information. As patients, we have to be assertive and be smart enough to ask and clarify.