Medication Management and Adherence Complications
Patients need to be assessed for the following at their initial visit, all follow-up visits, and at times of life transitions.
Assess the need for anti-seizure medication level changes and screening labs.
- Review medication dose, frequency, and medication interactions
Assess for medication and treatment side effects routinely.
- Learn about life-threatening conditions that require rapid medication discontinuation in an acute care setting.
- Symmetric rash on both sides of the body, especially if blistering, peeling, or painful, or accompanied by fever or mouth/eye sores
- Excessive vomiting
- Severe abdominal pain
- Abnormal bleeding or bruising
- Severe dizziness or blurry or double vision
- Imbalanced walking
Re-evaluate medication when patient’s comorbidities or condition changes.
- Evaluate for new health conditions or changes including pregnancy.
- Use a standardized approach (patient reporting, medication levels, refill history) and if adherence is a challenge, discuss barriers and propose solutions.
Learn how to discuss medication management and adherence with your patients