What is Medication Management?

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Most popular types: Pill Organizer

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Medication management can help you organize and manage medications to prevent medication errors.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 37 25
General health 32 23
Bipolar rapid cycling 20 11
Major depressive disorder 12 21
Depressed mood 7 11

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
6
Moderate
10
Mild
19
None
44

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Medication Management

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 8
Anxious mood 4
Fatigue 4
Memory problems 4
Sleepiness 3
Tiredness 3

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Medication Management

Dosage Patients
daily 12
monthly 8
as needed 5
every 6 weeks 3
three times daily 3
twice daily 3
weekly 3
4 other daily 2
1 other daily 1
10 capsule(s) daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Medication Management

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 4
Did not seem to work 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently using Medication Management

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 18

Stopped using Medication Management

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 56
Usually 21
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 14
A little hard to take 26
Not at all hard to take 34
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 7
$50-99 4
$25-49 2
< $25 34
Not specified 30
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6 patient evaluations for Medication Management

Feb 18, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth at night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: You must take care of yourself: exercise, get enough sleep, drink lots of water, take your vitamins....then add medication and continue to take care of yourself. Medication won't help much if you are not taking care of yourself.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Jan 18, 2010 (Started Oct 26, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Side effects: sleepiness, loss of balance, blurry vision, memory problems, high cholesterol, loss of depth perception, tremor in hands, weight gain, falls, insomnia, insomnia, anxious mood, anxious mood

Nov 23, 2009 (Started Oct 26, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (loss of balance, sleepiness, high cholesterol, falls, blurry vision, weight gain, tremor in hands, memory problems, anxious mood, insomnia, loss of depth perception)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: I usually take the medication regularly. Occasionally I will make some changes or stop a medication if there seem to be problems. My doctor usually, not always, agrees to the changes. I have had tardive dyskinesia about 3 times but the symptoms disappeared when I stopped taking the medication (antipsychotics). Lithium didn't work for me. It caused tremors too great to be acceptable and didn't help the mood. I have only found the medication combination that seems to work the best for me. I am not at a "normal" level, but neither am I near hell or razor sharp mania. Some medications seemed to make me worse. At one time my balance and visual perspective were off and I would fall easily, run over curbs, bump cars... At times I would fall asleep at inconvenient times - standing, driving... There was some help with that when I was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and got a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machine, which I use every night. I've gone through SO many ineffectual drugs, ineffectual at any dosage. Part of that may have been that I was confusing the symptoms of Asperger's (before I knew I had it) with the mood disorder and the meds didn't touch that. But I always, always knew that there was something pervasive underlying that was NEVER addressed. It was frustrating. But now I know, and knowing is half of it, even if you're unable to change...
Side effects: sleepiness, loss of balance, blurry vision, memory problems, high cholesterol, loss of depth perception, tremor in hands, weight gain, falls, insomnia, insomnia, anxious mood, anxious mood

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Oct 28, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for all of the above)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

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