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Frederick Psychiatry



What is medication management and why is it important?

Essentially, medication management is a service intended to help patients manage prescription medication schedules, symptoms, and changes. It’s a guided approach to taking medications, which allows for a number of benefits, especially in the mental health field.

How do I Manage my medications on a daily basis?

1. Make and work toward health goals such as reducing symptoms or increasing activity. 2. Keep an up-to-date medication list of all the medications that you take including prescription, over-the-counter, herbal, and nutritional supplements. Keep the list with you at all times, either in your purse or in your wallet. Also, include any negative effects from previous medications.

Medication Questions:

  1. What is the name of the medication (both generic and brand name)?

  2. Why am I taking this medication? 

  3. Does this medication replace another medication I am currently taking or should I take it in addition to what I already take?

  4. Are there any drug interactions to know about? ...

  5. Are there any foods or drinks that the medicine interferes with? 

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