When your mental health provider creates a treatment plan for you, it often includes prescription medication, counseling, and lifestyle changes.
While medications have improved mental health treatment, they include a complicated recipe of ingredients, and their effects can interact with other medicines.
In addition to delivering highly customized care, they also help pregnant women whose needs become more complex.
Medication management is an umbrella term that covers prescribing psychiatric medication, monitoring how a patient is doing while taking it, and adjusting medications when necessary.
First, our team considers your condition, allergies, additional health concerns, and other factors to determine which medication may work best for you.
Monitoring your medications is an ongoing process because your reaction can shift over time. For example, many people with depression are prescribed an antidepressant that may work well initially, but it can stop being effective over time.
Medication monitoring may prompt our team to adjust your medication by increasing or lowering the dosage or switching to a different option.
Medication oversight is paramount since medication is essential in relieving the symptoms.
Here are some of the advantages of participating in medication management.
No two people react the same way to a medication. When your medicines are monitored closely, we know when to tweak the dosages.
The tradeoff with many medications is that while they may alleviate the symptoms of your condition, they can cause uncomfortable side effects.
Together, we decide whether weight gain, sexual dysfunction, decreased energy, or other side effects are worth it.
According to the American Pharmacists Association, medication problems and mismanagement cause about 1.5 million serious adverse events.
With responsible medication management, adverse side effects are avoidable.
Medication is one part of your treatment, and we need to examine — and re-examine — how it fits in with lifestyle changes, counseling, and other options.
As we noted, medications are advanced, but each time a patient tries one, they and their doctor must “wait and see” how they react. Our team provides diligent medication monitoring.
Monitoring your medications leads to optimal results. High-quality medication management lets you know you receive care based on best practices.
Call Clarity Psychiatric Care’s Cherry Hill, New Jersey, office today at 856-428-1260 to schedule an appointment to review your medications. You can also make an appointment online.