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Asthma: Overcoming Obstacles to Taking Medicines
Taking medicines for asthma every day can be hard to get used to. You may have several reasons why you find it hard to take your medicines. But figuring out how to handle these challenges can help you take good care of yourself.
Here are some challenges and possible solutions. Maybe some of the reasons below are challenges you have with taking your medicines.
Reason you might not take your medicine
Someone or something interrupts you when you're taking your medicine.
You make a change in what you usually do every day.
Something happens during the day so that you can't take it.
You're out of medicine.
You feel good, so you don't take your medicine.
You take many medicines, and you aren't sure what to take or when to take them.
You just forget.
You don't think the medicine is working.
You're having problems using an inhaler or don't know how to use it.
You have side effects or are worried about having them.
You may not be able to afford medicines and medical care.
Your mood or feelings may make it hard to take the medicine.
Current as of: March 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Elizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine
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