How to make sure your medication stays within its intended dosage

You need to take your medication in the correct dosage, says Dr. Brian McLeod.

Here’s how to do it.

Read More , but the amount of the medication may be very different from one patient to another.

There’s a lot of confusion and misinformation out there, McLeod says.

And you’re more likely to run into someone who has a really strong reaction, a really bad reaction, who’s been prescribed a medication that’s not exactly what they’re expecting.

So how do you know what dosage your medication is?

First, you need to get to know the person who’s taking it.

“You need to talk to them about it, because sometimes they’ll have a really great experience,” McLeod explains.

“But sometimes they may not.

Sometimes they’ll be really, really scared.

Sometimes the medication isn’t working or the medication doesn’t do what it’s supposed to.

And if you don’t get a good look at it and see how they’re using it, it’s not likely that you’re getting what you’re supposed to.”

And don’t worry about the label.

“A lot of the labels are a little misleading.

For example, they might say, ‘This medication is for adults, but it should be used for people over age 18,'” McLeod tells Healthline.

“The person may be over age, but they’re not taking it, and the dosage is just not right.”

How to find the right dosageWhen it comes to dosage, McNeil says it’s best to find someone who knows what they want, and has taken it before.

“For example, if you’ve had your eye doctor tell you you need this medicine, you may want to ask about it,” McNeil explains.

Then, ask what it will do for you.

“That’s what we do when we’re talking about medications,” he adds.

“When we say this medication is effective, we’re referring to the actual amount of medicine that’s effective.”

If you’ve never heard of a pill or tablet that’s been approved for use by a particular brand, you might want to check it out.

“A lot companies sell these medications and then don’t disclose them,” McElwain explains.

And in many cases, the label is a bit confusing.

“When we look at a brand, we may be able to see that there’s a generic label on the bottle,” McElly says.

“And then we can say, wow, that’s a little bit different than what we’re used to.”

What if I don’t know what the label says?

McElly explains that if you do know what a medication is, it might be best to call your doctor first to see if they have the proper dosage for you or to find out if they can do anything to make the dosage match up to what you are.

“If you have a doctor who is a pharmacy pharmacist and you’ve been prescribed this medication and you want to change your dosage, you have to call them up and say, can I change this dosage?”

McEllie says.

McEllys also says it might help to get a copy of the label for the medication, so you can look at what’s on the label and compare it to what the actual medication is.

“It’s not going to be that easy to compare one generic label to the other, and I don ‘t know if it will help,” McElyns says.