Pharmacists are a part of your care everywhere; hospitals, clinics, and community pharmacies. They work with you and your physician to optimize the use of prescription medications, improve the health of patients and lower healthcare costs. Pharmacists are one of the most accessible healthcare professionals, making them an ideal resource for your everyday health questions. Feel free to stop in a chat with your local pharmacist today!
Advice from your pharmacist:
- Many pharmacies offer packaging services, check with yours to see if they can dispense your medications in easy-to-remember packaging
- Take advantage of your pharmacy's medication syncing programs so that all of your prescriptions are filled at the same time and you never run out
- Medication is essential for keeping many people healthy. However, each additional medication increases risk of drug interactions and adverse events, such as falls, so it is important to talk to your pharmacist about getting a medication check-up so your pharmacist can review your medications with you to improve the safety and effectiveness of your medications
- If you have expired medications or medications that you no longer use, give them to your pharmacy to safely dispose of
- Stick to one doctor and one pharmacy, if possible
- Medications are prescribed for you, and only you! Sharing medications can lead to dangerous situations.
- Make sure to let your doctor and pharmacist know about all the medications you are taking
- Don’t start taking any herbal or over the counter medications without first talking with your doctor or pharmacist
- If you are looking for a coupon, try first visiting the manufacturer's website
- If you ever have any questions about your medications, do not hesitate to ask your local pharmacist, they are there to help you!
Below are links to many resources for patients. Some helpful tools and valuable information is contained, but please do not forget that this does not replace the guidance your physician has provided you regarding yours, or a loved ones, health. Do not make any changes to your medications or behaviors until talking with your pharmacist or doctor.