Medication management involves using specific medications to assist in treating pain conditions. Both classes of medications are used to treat pain.
Monitoring of patient medication is used to confirm that he or she is complying with a prescribed medication regimen, while also ensuring the patient is avoiding potentially dangerous drug interactions and other complications.
Many patients take large numbers of medications to address chronic illnesses and multiple diseases, so it is important to monitor these patients to ensure they remain safe. Taking multiple medications is known as polypharmacy, and it is particularly common among older adults, as they are more likely to need medications to manage an array of chronic conditions.
There are a number of aspects to medication management, all of which are focused on making sure that medications are used appropriately. Your physician monitors these medications by creating printed lists describing medications, their dosages, and how they are being used. These lists are kept in patient charts and provided to patients to help them track the drugs they use and understand why various medications are being prescribed.