What Questions Should You Ask Your Pharmacist?

Your doctor has prescribed you a medication to help ease the symptoms you are experiencing. Now, it is time for you to visit your local pharmacy in Connecticut and pick up your prescription. What you may not know, is that your pharmacist can provide valuable medical information regarding your prescription, its use, its potential side effects and what to avoid while taking it. When you ask your pharmacist the right questions, you can be confident that you are using your medication the correct way and you can be aware of what side effects to watch for that require immediate medical attention.

While you may have already asked your doctor some of the common questions about taking your medication, asking your pharmacist those same questions is a valuable way to verify that you have the correct information. According to the Huffington Post, here are some of the questions you may consider asking:

  • Which foods, beverages and other drugs should I avoid while I am taking this medication?
  • What adverse effects should I be watching for?
  • If I do not use the entire prescription, what is the safest way to dispose of it?
  • How long should I take the medicine for, at what time of the day and should it be taken with a meal?
  • Is there a specific way I should store the medication?
  • What is the purpose of this medicine and what symptoms should it reduce?

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.

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