What is it?

Because new medication is continuously coming onto the market, we refer you to the website from the Belgian Centre for Pharmateutical Therapy Information. You can find all medications there, as well as a brief explanation about how they work.

Use

Important guidelines for the use of medication:

  • Take the medication as instructed
  • Only take the prescribed dos
  • Do not stop a medication on your own Stopping a medication suddenly can endager your health. Please contact your physician.
  • Some medications interfere with other medications. Please ask your physician about possible drug interactions.
  • Take your medications at the same time.
  • Do not forget to bring in your medications. Using medication boxes (available at your pharmacy) can help you with remembering to take your medication.

Side effects

Almost all medications have side effects, in addition to the intended effect for which you are taking them. Please read the package insert to see what the possible side effects are. With the right dose and careful usage, side effects can usually be avoided. You may need to accept some side effects because the body has to adjust when a new medication is started. What's more, your kidneys do not work as well as you age. This means that some medication stays in your body for longer, and you have a higher probability of side effects. Your physician will take this into consideration.

Use your medication as prescribed. They are usually required for a long time, even if you feel better.

Centres and specialist areas

Cardiology

Latest publication date: 05/02/2021
Supervising author: Dr Provenier Frank