AmiTop Care LLC

Medication Management

Medication Management

Medication Management services offered in Dedham and Norwood, MA


Medications that help with mental health disorders require ongoing management to ensure you benefit from their use and don’t experience harmful side effects. The AmiTop Care LLC team offers medication management services at Norwood and Dedham, Massachusetts, offices. You can attend most medication management reviews remotely using secure telehealth but must visit in person for tests. Call your nearest AmiTop Care LLC office to learn about medication management’s many benefits, or schedule a consultation using the online booking feature today.

What is medication management?

If you struggle with mental health problems, medication helps to control your symptoms so you can function better. They treat numerous conditions, including:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar disorder

AmiTop Care LLC offers expert medication management to adults taking psychiatric drugs.

What medications might I need for a mental health disorder?

The main medication classes used to treat mental health conditions are:

Antidepressants

Antidepressants reduce depression symptoms. Those most commonly used are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs); other types include tricyclic antidepressants and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).

Anti-anxiety drugs

Anti-anxiety drugs (anxiolytics) help you stay calm. They include serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), benzodiazepines, and lorazepam.

Antipsychotics

Antipsychotics like quetiapine and risperidone help people suffering from psychosis, where you experience hallucinations and delusions — seeing, hearing, and believing in things that aren’t real.

Mood stabilizers

Mood stabilizers like lithium and carbamazepine (an anticonvulsant drug) reduce mood swing severity and are especially useful for people with bipolar disorder. Some antipsychotics also have mood-stabilizing properties.

Addiction medicines

Your provider might recommend a drug like buprenorphine to reduce distressing drug withdrawal side effects.

Selecting the medications that work best for each patient can be challenging. AmiTop Care LLC offers gene testing to remove some of the trial and error in finding the drugs most suited to you.

What should I expect from medication management?

Medication management has various elements, including:

Current medication review

Your provider checks what medicines you use and ensures you take them according to the instructions. They also ask about prescription drugs you take for chronic diseases like diabetes or high blood pressure. Let them know if you use over-the-counter medicines, herbal remedies, or supplements, as some of these could affect how your psychiatric drugs work.

Effectiveness check

You discuss with your provider the benefits your current medication offers and whether you feel the drugs are helping enough.

Side effects

Tell your provider if you develop any side effects that could be due to your medication. They can usually change you to a similar drug that might cause fewer or no unpleasant side effects.

Tests

Some drugs, like lithium, require routine blood tests to ensure they’re at the correct levels and have no adverse effects.

Call AmiTop Care LLC or book an appointment online today to learn more about the benefits of medication management.