Medication management ensures the drugs you take are effective and safe. Chima Asikaiwe, MD, and Cecilia Chanda, PMHNP, provide specialized medication management services for patients at Greathope Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services in Garland, Texas. Using their experience and expertise, they check you’re taking the most appropriate medications at the correct dose and help you avoid any side effects. To arrange a medication management consultation, call the office today or book an appointment online.
Medication management is something Greathope Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services offers to patients to help them get the most benefits from their medicines.
Drugs like antidepressants, mood stabilizers, stimulants, antipsychotics, and anti-anxiety medicines can play a vital role in helping patients recover from mental health conditions or manage incurable psychiatric disorders. Greathope Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services uses medications to treat many of these conditions, including:
Finding the drug or combination that’s most effective for each patient can sometimes be challenging. Greathope Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services clinicians have extensive experience prescribing drugs for mental health disorders and using medication management to monitor each patient’s progress.
Medication management is a part of each patient’s psychiatric follow-up care and serves several vital functions:
Psychiatric drugs don’t work the same for everyone, so you might need to try several before finding the most effective one. In addition, new medicines often become available that might offer more benefits.
Your Greathope Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services provider uses their medication management skills to ensure the medicines you take offer optimal results.
Any medication could cause side effects. Some are tolerable, but others can be distressing or harmful. Medication management reviews enable your Greathope Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services provider to monitor your progress and change your medications if they’re causing problems.
Some medicines interact with each other, changing the effects of one or both of them. This is more likely to be a problem if you take medication for medical illnesses in addition to your psychiatric drugs. You should tell your provider about all your prescriptions and any supplements or over-the-counter remedies you use.
If you take any psychiatric medication, Your Greathope Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services provider can advise you on how often you should attend a medication management review.
Patients with well-controlled symptoms and no problems with side effects might only need an annual medication management review. If you’re having difficulties finding medicines that suit you or have complex needs, you might require more frequent reviews.
To find out how you can benefit from medication management, call Greathope Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services today or book an appointment online.