Managing Medications

People with a brain tumor often need multiple medications ̶ not just to treat the tumor, but also to manage treatment side effects. Keep a medication log that tracks all prescription and non-prescription items ̶ including over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements, vitamins, or other holistic treatments ̶ to make it easier to manage your loved one’s medication needs. In the log, write down:

  • What each medication is for
  • What dose to take
  • When to take it
  • What side effects the patient experiences
  • The name of the doctor who prescribed it

Download a medication log.