About Medicine, Medication Management & Monitors
What to Know About Medicine, Medication Management, and Monitors
Medication management is a system used to ensure your loved one receives the medications they need, in the correct doses, and at the right time. It involves creating and following a schedule for taking medications and keeping track of the medications a patient is taking, such as:
- Pain management
- Vitamins and supplements
- Digestion and nausea
- Cold and Flu
- Nasal & Sinus Relief
How do I manage muscle pain?
Some tips for managing muscle pain may include:
- Resting the affected muscle
- Applying ice or heat to the affected area, or hot and cold therapy supplies
- Stretching and/or massaging the affected muscle
- Taking over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen
- Using a topical pain relief cream or ointment
- Avoiding activities that aggravate the pain
What causes sore muscles?
One of the most common causes of sore muscles is overuse. This can happen when you work out too hard or too often and don’t give your muscles deserved recovery time. It can also happen if you use the improper form when you’re working out, which can put unnecessary strain on your muscles.
Other causes of sore muscles? Dehydration, not warming up properly before working out, and not cooling down properly after working out.
Is Lidocaine cream or patch better?
Lidocaine creams are good for topical numbing, while lidocaine patches are good for longer-lasting numbing.
What is medication tracking?
Medication tracking is a way of letting you know which medicines are taken and when. It can help you stay on top of your medications and make sure you are taking them as prescribed and also help you identify any side effects or problems with your medications. Additionally, tracking medications can help to ensure that medications are affordable and accessible.
How do I track my medications?
Some tips for tracking medications include:
- Writing down the medication name, dosage, and frequency in a notebook or on a calendar
- Setting reminders on a smartphone or tablet
- Using a medication-tracking app.
- Using a daily pill organizer