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Medication Management services offered in Victorville, Rancho Cucamonga and Riverside, CA

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Medication Management Q & A

What is medication management?

Psychiatric medications often do an exceptional job of relieving your symptoms. However, they’re powerful medicines that can cause side effects, and in some cases, it takes some trial and error to reach the most effective dose.

For these reasons, your provider doesn’t simply prescribe a medication and send you on your way. They provide medication management, which involves scheduling regular appointments to talk with you about how you’re doing.

How does medication management protect my health?

Medication management is a personalized approach that protects your mental and physical health by:

Prescribing the best medication

Finding the right medication and the best dose often takes some trial and error. Your provider chooses from among many possible medications. For example, there are more than 25 antidepressant medications spread among five major classes.

Each class works differently and has its own risks and benefits. Another variable when finding the best medication is your unique metabolism. Everyone metabolizes drugs differently, which determines how well a medication works. A specific medication may work well for you and have no effect on someone else.

These variables mean that the first medication and dose you take may not be the most effective. During your medication management appointments, your provider learns if your symptoms have improved or you need to have the medication or dose adjusted.

Catching side effects early

Regular medication management appointments allow your provider to catch early signs of side effects and take steps to prevent worse problems. They may also need to order blood tests to be sure the medication doesn’t affect your health.

Overcoming medication roadblocks

You only get optimal symptom relief when you take your medication as prescribed. Many patients encounter roadblocks and stop taking their medication. 

For example, your medication may cause brain fog, interfere with sleep, or ruin your sex drive. During medication management, your provider helps resolve these problems so you can get the treatment you need.

What should I expect during medication management?

During your first medication management appointment, your provider reviews your medical and psychological history and may do a psychological evaluation. Then they talk with you about your medication and answer any questions you may have.

When you have follow-up appointments, your provider determines if your symptoms have improved as much as expected and asks if you have any side effects. Then they decide if they should change your dose or the type of medication.

If you need medication for a psychological condition, you also need medication management. To schedule an appointment, call High Desert Psychological Services or use the online booking feature today.