A Generation Xer's caregiving journey

Why its important to keep track of medications

Yesterday, I went to pick up my grandmother’s medicine. I got home and I realized that there were 2 medicines that were the same, but in different doses.

It’s a good thing that Grandma taught me how to read. I promptly went back to the pharmacy, and asked that the previous one be cancelled.

The doctor’s office was supposed to cancel the previous one, but didn’t.

It’s a good thing I caught it!¬†Otherwise, she could be been in danger of an overdose!

So take this lesson for me, check the prescriptions before you leave the pharmacy and before you give them to the person you are caring for. It makes a big difference.

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