Medicine compliance is about making sure you follow medical advice correctly.
This includes taking your medicine as your doctor recommends – the right medicine, the right dose, at the right time and in the right way.
It is helpful to try and form good habits when taking your medicine. Taking the right dose at the right time will mean the medicine has a better chance of doing its job of alleviating your symptoms.
Taking your medicine as prescribed
You may find it difficult initially to get into the habit of taking your medicine, so the following tips may help you:
Possible risks & side effects
If you’re worried about possible side effects, or think you may be experiencing a side effect as a result of taking your medicine, then you should speak to your healthcare professional as soon as you can. They will be able to offer advice and support.
You should also let the manufacturer of your medicine know. All pharmaceutical companies, such as Teva, have a responsibility to monitor patients’ side effects, so if you believe you or someone you know is experiencing a side-effect caused by a Teva medicine, you should let us know here.
If you aren’t entitled to free prescriptions and are worried about the cost of taking your medicine, speak to your pharmacist about the options available to you. You may be able to get a Prescription Prepayment Certificate, which will enable you to obtain all the prescriptions you need for a lower amount than paying for each item.
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