|Thought you could use a laugh,|
You know how hard it is to "ask your doctor"? Well, it's easy to ask a pharmacist.
SafeMedication.com reveals the importance of knowing your meds.
--It's dangerous to just throw down pills without know what they are for--and the potential side efx.
--You need to keep a medication list.
--You need to know how to tell if the meds are working.
--And you need to take it as prescribed--not when you think of it, or every other day to save money, and things like that.
Some appalling facts:
---60% of people misunderstand the instructions on the bottle. Does four a day mean every six hours even at night?
--50% of hospital medication errors occur because patients forget to tell the doctors all of their meds, including supplements and over-the-counter.
--The time you take a medication can be crucial--some blood pressure meds should be taken at night.
There are 290,000 pharmacists in the country. They spent a lot of time in school. They can even answer questions doctors can't.
And they are right there a few blocks from you--no appt needed.