Here are some basic FAQs regarding your drug therapy. Your pharmacist is a valuable resource for all your medication concerns. Smile Pharmacy creates an environment that encourages a dialogue so you feel comfortable asking questions. So feel free to call us if you have any specific questions regarding your medications.
How do I take my Medicine?
Our pharmacists will always consult with you on how to take your medications. You can also find this information on the prescription and auxiliary labels of your medication.
While taking the medicine, what should I avoid?
Make sure at the time of delivery or pick up, you discuss this with the pharmacist. There are many restrictions on medications based on the type of drug therapy. Please review retrictions on alcohol consumption, smoking, specific foods, other medications, and physical exertion.
How do I store my medications?
Most medications should be stored at room temperature, away from heat, sunlight, or humidity. Never combine medications into one prescription bottle. Be very careful not to leave medicines where children or pets can reach them.
Should I be worried about any side-effects?
Your pharmacist can discuss with you in easy to understand terms of the common side-effects of the medication you are taking. In addition, your pharmacist can provide a drug information sheet.
I take more than one medication. Are there any drug interactions?
Our pharmacists will review your patient profile to check interactions prior to filling your prescriptions. The pharmacist can then determine their significance. You can always set up a free one-on-one consultation regarding drug interactions with our staff pharmacists at Smile Pharmacy.
Is there a Generic Substitute?
The pharmacist should always inform you if there is a generic substitute. In fact, at Smile Pharmacy our staff goes one step further and will discuss with you less expensive alternatives such as a similar medication in the same therapeutic category that has a generic substitute or possibly a less expensive over-the-counter product. Remember, the pharmacist can only make recommendations. The final decision is up to your physician.