Medication regimens can be quite complex, especially for patients who are on 3 or more medications. When a person suffers from a medical condition(s) and requires several medications they are at a higher risk for drug-related problems. These include, but are not limited to the following:
- Drug interactions between medications.
- Side effects caused by a medication dose that is too high.
- Ineffectiveness due to a medication dose that is too low.
- An untreated issue exists.
- Use of a medication that is no longer needed.
- The occurrence of an adverse drug reaction.
A medication review is an effective way of identifying and solving these problems.
Our pharmacists are available to conduct free comprehensive medication reviews of your regimen on an appointment basis. Topics covered during a medication review will include an in-depth discussion of your medications including prescription, over-the-counter, natural and herbal products (uses, side effects, drug interactions, when to expect benefits from your medications, what side effects or situations are important to contact your doctor and pharmacist about). We will also evaluate the appropriateness of over-the-counter, natural and herbal products being taken with your prescription medications. The medication review will also allow one of our pharmacists to address all of your medical questions and concerns relating to medications.