Don’t quit a medicine without talking with your doc
Your health is on the line — play it safe with medicines
Take as directed. Sometimes that’s easier said than done.
For safety’s sake
Before you decide to not take a medicine or to stop one suddenly, do this first: Talk with your doctor. Your concerns are important — and your doctor wants to help. In the meantime, following your treatment plan is important. Stopping your medicine could be dangerous, especially with conditions such as:
- Heart failure
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Finding a solution
No matter the medicine or the condition it’s treating, here are some ways your doctor may be able to help.
|Reason for stopping a medicine||What your doctor may do|
|You feel fine — and don’t think you need it anymore||
|It’s causing unpleasant side effects.||
|You’re unsure how or when to take it.||
You don’t think it’s helping.
|You can’t afford it.||
Your pharmacist can also be a helpful resource to answer questions about your medicines. For example, maybe you’re not sure what to do if you miss a dose. Or you want to know how best to take your medicines if you have a stomach bug.
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