9 Questions You Should Ask Your Pharmacist
Make sure to ask the following questions when you visit a pharmacy
One of the most important key members of the healthcare community is someone you might have already spoken to before — your local pharmacist. It has become a common stereotype that pharmacists are strictly meant to dispense medications only. While it is true that a pharmacist’s role is to dispense medications, they also do more than just that!
Pharmacists offer a range of services. The only way you will be able to truly understand their role is when you communicate with them by asking questions pertaining to your medications and lifestyle.
So, we’ve listed down some important questions you should ask your pharmacist:
#1 What is the medication called?
#2 How will this medication help me?
#3 Is there any written information about this medication that I can take home?
#4 What should I do if I miss a dose?
#5 How long will I need to take the medication for?
#6 Are there any side effects that I should be aware of?
#7 Can I take this medication if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
#8 How should I store this medication?
#9 Should I take the medication before or after a meal?
Sources: Everyday Health