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Taking your medicine as prescribed, known as medication adherence, is important for controlling chronic health issues, treating temporary health problems, and staying well.
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If you’re having trouble taking your medications when you’re supposed to, figure out why. Here are a few of the common reasons:
It is not a good idea to take your medication differently than prescribed. You put yourself at risk and you miss the benefits of your medication.
What to do Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois started the Pharmacists Adding Value and Expertise® (PAVE®) program to help our members with medication education. Local pharmacists may engage with members to help them understand and manage their disease state. The pharmacist works with a member to come up with a tailored plan. In addition to education, this may include setting reminders on phones or using pillboxes to help organize medications and improve adherence.
What else can you do?
Your medications play a vital role in keeping you healthy. If you’re having a problem, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Try to remember the three medication rights:
Check out Living365® for resources to manage your health and convenient access to local pharmacists and dietitians.
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Originally published May 10, 2019; Revised 2020
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