It’s important to take your medicine as directed by your doctor so you don’t become sicker or end up in the hospital. If you find yourself missing doses or not taking your medicine at all, you are not alone. Some of the most common reasons for not taking medicine are:
- Not filling or refilling a prescription
- Experiencing or fearing side effects
- Cost (speak to your pharmacist, doctor or EmblemHealth if you can’t afford the cost)
Speak with your doctor about concerns you have about taking your medicines or following the directions. As a EmblemHealth Medicare member, you can have your medications delivered to you at no cost by Express Scripts, your home delivery pharmacy: express-scripts.com.
Safety Tip: Get familiar with any side effects your medicines have, or any drug interactions if taking multiple medications at once. If you don’t feel well after taking something, call your doctor or pharmacist.
For more information please visit, emblemhealth.com.