ARTICLES / General / Ten Tips
For Ensuring Medication Safety /
By Seymour Ehrenpreis and Eli D.
Familiarize yourself with what to do in
the event of a missed dose. There are instances where
simply taking the medication at the next opportunity is
not recommended. Doubling of the dose to make up for a
missed dose could be very dangerous. Such problems are
compounded for seniors who are taking several different
drugs during the day at different dosing schedules. The
best way to avoid these problems: keep a diary.
Learn how to discontinue the use of a drug. In some
instances, stopping the dosage abruptly can have severe
consequences, particularly when they are used daily over
a long period of time.