Can I Take Medicine Again?
Hello doc, I want to ask, I took a prescription drug from a doctor that I got a few days ago, because I feel that I have improved and then I stopped taking it for 2 days, but I feel the pain recurred again, can yesterday’s medication be re-consumed? Thank you dok🙏
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First of all, you need to clearly state the diagnosis from your doctor and what medicine you are taking. There are medicines that are only symptomatic drugs, which you can take only if you have certain symptoms (for example fever medicines, itching medicines, cough and cold medicines), there are medicines that are control drugs that must be taken every day to controlling certain chronic diseases (for example antidiabetic drugs, antihypertensive drugs, antiepileptic drugs), there are also drugs that you have to take until they are finished according to your doctor's instructions (eg antibiotics, antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic).
In general, if the medicine given by your doctor is hard medicine (medicine with a red circle label) you should ask your doctor again whether you can take your medicine again or not. If the drugs given are over-the-counter drugs (drugs with a green circle) or limited over-the-counter drugs (drugs with a blue circle), you can take the drugs again according to the rules given.
Henceforth, you should clearly ask your doctor about how to take your medication. You should always follow your doctor's instructions on how to take medicine for your own good.
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