Yes. It is always wise to take a couple of extra minutes at your local CVS pharmacy and ask for a consultation with the pharmacist. When you have the attention of a pharmacist, you can ask him or her question about your medication. The benefit of this is that the pharmacist could catch a mistake with your prescription that slipped by him or her earlier.
Pharmacists are there to help consumers and provide answers to their questions, so don’t be shy to ask for a consultation and run through a list of your medication questions. Some of the questions you might have can include:
- What is the brand-name as well as the generic name of this drug?
- How often am I supposed to take this medication? And for how long?
- What is the dosage/strength of this prescription?
- What are the possible side effects of this medication?
- How does the prescription work and what does it treat?
Although you may already know some of this information and some of the answers can be found on the container label, sometimes this information is incorrect. Unfortunately, medication mix-ups occur and technicians have been known to fill the wrong medication or the incorrect dosage of drugs. This is why it is important to ask the pharmacist these questions and compare the pharmacist’s answers to the information you received from your doctor about the prescription. If something doesn’t look right or add up, speak up!
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