Following Your Prescribed Treatment Plan
Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (UC) or are flaring, make a commitment to yourself to take your medication exactly as it's been prescribed—even when in remission. Maintaining UC remission is possible, as proven in a six-month study. Once-daily Lialda (mesalamine) may help get you there.
Get tips for following your treatment plan as prescribed
Taking charge of your health is important. Below are some ideas that may help you follow your treatment plan as prescribed by your doctor.
If you often forget to take your UC medication
- Try setting an alarm on your mobile phone, wristwatch, or computer.
- Place a reminder or note in an easy-to-see location.
- Use a calendar-based pillbox reminder.
- Ask family and friends to help you remember.
If you don't generally get your UC prescription filled on time
- Ask about an automatic refill reminder service at your pharmacy.
- Set an appointment on your computer to refill your prescription.
If you feel alone with UC
- Keep the communication lines open with your doctor and health care support team.
- Let family and close friends help you develop ways to stick with your prescribed treatment plan.
- Get involved in a support program to help you stay on track.
It's important to follow your doctor’s instructions and take an active role in your treatment plan—because your medication may not work properly if you’re not taking it as prescribed.
You can also use these helpful ulcerative colitis resources to help you stay on track with your treatment plan.
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