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Medication Mangement

Medication Mangement services offered in Wantagh, NY

Medication Mangement services offered in the greater Wantagh, NY area

Taking medicines for psychiatric disorders offers significant benefits, but some drugs could be ineffective or harmful if taken in certain combinations. If you take one or more prescription medications, visit the team at Nova Wellness Health in Wantagh, New York. They offer comprehensive medication management to ensure you stay safe and your medicines do their job. Call Nova Wellness Health to learn more or schedule a medication management review online.

Medication Mangement Q & A

What is medication management?

The medication management service Nova Wellness Health provides ensures you receive the most benefit from prescription drugs. It also monitors you to check that you don’t develop unpleasant or dangerous side effects and take the proper dose in the recommended way.

Medications can be invaluable when you have mental health problems. They rebalance your brain’s chemistry, boosting levels of substances like neurotransmitters that help the brain’s mood center function properly. Medications reduce symptom severity for most psychiatric disorders, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder

You could benefit from medication management if your treatment program includes taking drugs for these disorders.

What drugs require medication management?

Psychiatric drugs include:

  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-anxiety medicines
  • Stimulants
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Antipsychotics
  • Addiction recovery medications

These drugs take various forms that work in different ways. Predicting which will be the most effective is hard because patients’ responses vary — for instance, some might do well with one type of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant while others find no benefit.

At your regular medication management review, your provider evaluates how well your current prescriptions work. They can adjust your dose or transition you to a different medication if required.

What other benefits do I get from medication management?

Medication management’s other chief benefit is reducing the risk of adverse effects. All medicines can potentially cause problems, especially when you first start taking them. Common side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Stomach upsets
  • Palpitations (rapid, pounding heartbeat)

Often, these issues disappear as your body gets used to the medication. If they don’t, you might benefit from trying an alternative. With every medication, it’s vital to balance the benefits and risks and avoid harmful side effects.

Certain drugs can cause more serious problems like lowered blood pressure and organ damage. In addition, you might be unable to take some medicines if you have other health problems or take certain drugs. The Nova Wellness Health team ensures you minimize risk and monitors your reactions to each drug so you stay safe.

Call Nova Wellness Health to learn more about benefiting from medication management, or use the online scheduling tool to arrange an in-person or telehealth consultation.