You should always be careful and disciplined when taking depression and anxiety medication.
Medication can be a cure, but it can also be a poison if it is misused. This is why you should never take any medications on your own or without a professional's advice and supervision.
There are nine questions that you should always ask your doctor and pharmacist about depression and anxiety medications and natural supplements.
Is there anything in the medication that I am allergic to? If you are allergic to anything, you should always ask this your pharmacist when taking nonprescription medication and natural supplements. This is very important because taking something that you are allergic to, could have grave consequences.
What is this medication for and how is it supposed to help me? It is always good to know as much as possible about you medication. Information about what the medication is made from and what it does to your body, is always welcomed for more than one reason.
How do I take it? It is of the utmost importance that you take your medication correctly. The worst thing you can do to yourself is take your depression and anxiety medication off and on or misuse it in some other way. Abusing medication or mixing it with alcohol is much worse than not using the medication at all.
What are the possible side effects? You should always be prepared for possible side effects so that you do not get worried or scared if they occur. Almost every medication has side effects, especially depression and anxiety medication. This is why you and your family members should be well prepared for them if they occur.
Should I drive a car when taking this medication? You should always know whether you should drive a car and expose yourself to any kind of activity, that requires speedy judgment or should you relax and have someone else drive you.
How safe is this medication? Medications are safe if you are not allergic to it, if you do not abuse and misuse it and if it is the right medication for your illness.
Are there any other alternatives that are less invasive than this medication? It is always good to know all your options. There are many natural supplements available and some could work for you and spare you from depression and anxiety medication. Of course, for this to be the case, you should never take them without professional advice and supervision.
How long should I be taking the medication? Some medication needs to be taken for months, some even for years. This is why you need to know this before deciding whether you want to take it or not. Taking medication for years is not something that should be decided without obtaing all the information pertaining to the medication itself.
How should I store my medication? To make sure that the medication does what it is supposed to, you need to store it the way you are instructed. Any mishandling of depression and anxiety medication can cause them not to work. This is why you should take care with any medication..
You should never hesitate to ask all of these questions and any other questions you may have about the medication you are supposed to take. In fact, do not take any medication until you ask questions and get answers for them.
You should never do anything in your life just because someone told you to do, but because you have decided that this is the best thing for you to do.
Other people, health professionals, family members and friends can give you advice, but it is your life and it should be your decision whether you are going to take depression and anxiety medications or not.