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Tip 4: Monitor for Side Effects

Coach_Kacey October 31, 2023
  • Vigilance in Monitoring for Side Effects
    • Awareness of Potential Side Effects:
      • Be vigilant about monitoring for potential side effects of medications prescribed for sickle cell disease or any other condition
  • Common Side Effects
    • Examples:
      • Side effects of sickle cell medications may include nausea, dizziness, or changes in blood counts.
      • Rash and hives are common side effects
      • Trouble breathing and tightening of the throat is a big deal and requires immediate attention.
  • Prompt Reporting
    • Importance:
      • Report any unusual symptoms experienced while taking medications to your healthcare provider promptly.
  • Patient Responsibility and Safety
    • Active Monitoring:
      • Taking responsibility for monitoring potential side effects demonstrates proactive involvement in your treatment plan.
    • Ensuring Safety:
      • Prompt reporting of unusual symptoms ensures timely intervention by healthcare providers, promoting patient safety and well-being.