Frequency (once a day, twice a day, etc.)
Moment of ingestion (before or after meals, with an empty stomach, etc.)
Intake interval (every 6 hours, every 8 hours, etc.)
Own everyday structure
Emerging unpleasant side effects of the medication
Difficulties in swallowing
Motor disabilities (such as trembling hands)
Our guides «Medication – The Correct Way to Take It» and «Doctor Appointment» as well as the checklists «Medical Consultation» and «Medicative Therapy» provide you with information on how to overcome hurdles and obstacles to taking medication. They also offer reference points for possible questions for your doctor, and ideas for a better and more reliable implementation of medication therapy.
Your doctor has prescribed pain relief drops for you, but you do not see well and have trouble counting the drops?
Your hands are trembling, and you find it difficult to cut tablets according to the prescription so that you can take the right dose?
You need to take multiple medications at different times and worry about losing the overview?
Do you already have medication that you should take twice a day, but because of forgetfulness or due to circumstance, you have only taken it once?
Our guide «Medication – Medical Aids for the Intake» shows you good and simple medical aids that can simplify and facilitate the intake of medication:
Medical aids in the event of motor problems (for example, trembling hands)
Medical aids in case of visual impairment
Medical aids for a better overview of the medication to be taken
Would you like expert support in all questions concerning your treatment?
You can learn more in our guide «Chronic Illness».
Complementary medicine is intended as a supplement to conventional medical measures and not as a replacement. The interaction of both areas can contribute to achieving a good treatment result. Complementary medicinal products and methods are particularly well suited for people with chronic illnesses.
In our guide «Medication – Complementary Medicine», we are happy to answer the following questions:
Which methods does complementary medicine provide?
For which illnesses and diseases are complementary medical procedures suitable?
Is complementary medicine fundamentally harmless?
Do you suffer from one or more chronic illnesses?
You should know the following:
In principle, medically prescribed medication and some medicinal products from complementary medicine are reimbursed by basic insurance if certain criteria are met.
These criteria are defined under the Swiss Federal Law on Health Insurance (KVG/LAMal).
CONCORDIA is obliged to verify the fulfilment of the given criteria mandatorily with every invoicing of benefits.
The supplementary insurances DIVERSA and NATURA may contribute to medication and complementary medicinal products as well.
According to which criteria are the costs of medication paid from basic insurance?
How are complementary medicinal remedies remunerated?
When and how do the supplementary insurances participate in the cost of medication?
Medicinal therapies can quickly become expensive for those affected: In addition to franchises and deductibles, you may also be required to pay for other medical benefits that you may have incurred (for example, a hospital stay). So the financial burden can quickly become a financial bottleneck.
Financial bottlenecks mean stress and thus an additional burden on your health. It is understandable that patients in such a situation are looking for ways to save money. However, it would be fatal, for example, if you reduced the dosage of your prescribed medication or simply discontinued medication without immediate effect in order to save costs. Not only would this be a major threat to your general health, but also for achieving your treatment goals.
In our guide «Medication – Lower Costs without Quality Loss», we show you various possibilities to save money in the course of a medicinal therapy:
Lower the deductible by choosing generic medicine instead of original medicine
Ask for appropriate package size
Obtain prescription-only permanent medication through mail-order pharmacies
Generic medicine: search function
(available in German, French and Italian)
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