When the medications given after surgery run out, it is important to contact the doctor’s office for advice or a refill. The doctor may decide to give an additional course of medication or may suggest alternative treatments such as physical therapy or over-the-counter medications. The doctor may also refer to the patient to a specialist if necessary. It is important for the patient to follow the doctor’s instructions to ensure a successful recovery.
The doctor should instruct patients to take their prescribed medications as directed and to consult them before discontinuing them. When the medications have run out, patients should take a few steps.
The doctor advises the patient to contact them to determine if a refill or change in medication is needed. If the patient is experiencing pain, stiffness, swelling, etc., then the patient should visit their doctor.
Discuss payment difficulties with the doctor if having trouble paying for medications.
What drugs should the patient take?
The patient should take any drugs as prescribed by their medical provider depending on their medical condition and the treatment they require. Depending on their condition, the patient may need to take such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, or aspirin. A doctor may prescribe antacids, bronchodilators, diuretics, anticoagulants, antihistamines, tranquilizers, and anti-seizure medications. Additionally, they may prescribe certain vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements. It is important to always take as directed and to tell their doctor if there are any side effects or if they experience any allergic reactions to any of the given. Furthermore, the patient should ask questions if there is anything confusing or unclear. The patient should report any new or worsening symptoms to their doctor so that the doctor can adjust the treatment accordingly.