When you feel like changing your medicineMedication - non-compliance; Medication - nonadherence
You may find a time when you want to stop or change your medicine. But changing or stopping your medicine on your own can be dangerous. It could make your condition worse.
Learn how to talk to your health care provider and pharmacist about your medicine. You can make decisions together so you feel well with your medicines.
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