Pharmacists are healthcare professionals who specialize in the right way to use, store, preserve, and provide medicine. Pharmacists must go through 4 to 6 years of rigorous training that includes advanced science and important principles on patient care to obtain their Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD). Because of their extensive education and accessibility, pharmacists can explain how drugs work, give shots, and make your prescription more accessible by making your Rx label larger. They can also give you lids that are easier to open or swap a hard-to-swallow pill with a liquid version. Pharmacists can also help you stay organized by providing tips and strategies to help you keep track of your medications, show you how to use medical devices such as a blood glucose meter, and help you pay less for your prescription. An estimated 3 out of 4 people do not take their medications correctly because they do not properly communicate with their pharmacist. This leads to wasted money, extra doctor’s visits, and occasionally, severe health complications. Here are some questions you should be asking your expert pharmacist:

When should I take my medication? 

For example, do you need to take it at the same time every day?

What should I do if I forget to take a dose?

Missing a dose does not have to lead to serious consequences if handled properly, which is why it is important to know the right way to handle a missed dose if and when it happens. Your pharmacist can even provide expert tips on keeping your medications organized if you find yourself forgetting to take your medication too often.

Will my medicine interact with any food or alcohol? 

Certain foods and alcoholic drinks can make medication more or less effective.

Can I take my medicine with my other medications? 

You should always let your pharmacist know about the medications you take so they can warn you about any potential interactions.

What side effects are most common with this medication? 

It is always good to know what side effects to look out for and what to do if you experience any. 

At Foundcare, our expert pharmacists take the time to provide exceptional customer service, affordable prescription medications and can usually fill your prescription in as little as 10 minutes. Transferring your prescriptions is easy. Call 561-432-5849 and select option 3 to get started. 
Pharmacy services are available to established FoundCare patients.