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This Week's Carenote - 5/27/10

I hear frequently from family caregivers that they are adjusting their loved ones medications (increasing/decreasing dosage or taking off, putting back on) because they know their loved one best and they believe that a particular situation is a direct result of the medication, etc.

Knowing this is wrong, I suggest to them to contact the physician before altering the medication regime at all.  I am unable to find printed information to show families that their actions are dangerous, potentially harmful, and possibly illegal.

Does anyone have suggestions about  this?
 
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