How To Never Miss A Day Of Your Medication
North American Precis Syndicate
Your pharmacist can help you make sure you take your medicine on time. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Most people can’t go a day without a cup of coffee or checking
their e-mail. But with the demands of everyday life it’s not surprising that
about 50 percent of patients sometimes fail to take their daily medications
According to a new survey by WebMD, over the past six months one-third of
respondents either sometimes or most of the time missed taking their
medication as prescribed even though 76 percent know it can cause their
condition to worsen or symptoms to return.
When asked why they’d missed a dose, 66 percent of survey respondents said
that they forgot, 38 percent said they experienced side effects, and 26
percent weren’t able to get to the pharmacy to refill their prescription on
“Not following a prescription correctly can seriously impact your health,”
said Jamal Downer, a Walgreens pharmacist. “Your local pharmacist is an
expert who can help you understand your medications and provide tips on how
to use tools like smartphone apps that make it
easier and more convenient to stay on track.”
Steps to help you take your medications include services online, through
apps and in store:
• Getting help whenever you need
it: A pharmacist is an integral part of your support team, and now they
are available anytime via phone. Walgreens Pharmacy Chat service provides
24/7 access to pharmacists who can answer questions to help you better
understand your medications, including side effects and how the other
medicines you take and food you eat may interact with another drug.
• Setting reminders: Whether
you need a quick prompt to take your pill or a text alert that your refill is
available, calendar notifications and free tools like a pill reminder can
help ensure you always have your medication on hand.
• Simplifying your refills: Pharmacists
can also coordinate your prescription refills to a single pickup date with
the Save a Trip Refills® program for free. Refilling your prescription can be
made more convenient by switching to a 90-day supply or setting up automatic
• Making refills convenient: Just
like you can order purchases online from your phone, you can have refills
shipped directly to your home. With Walgreens Express™, patients can prepay
and pick up prescriptions in a dedicated line or get their eligible
From pill reminders to tools for conveniently managing your condition, the
answer to improved health and saving money could be in the palm of your hand.
Download the Walgreens app or ask your local pharmacist how they can help you
stay on track with your medications.
For further information, go to http://bit.ly/redphone-wakeup.
following a prescription correctly can seriously impact your health,” said
Jamal Downer, a Walgreens pharmacist. “Your pharmacist can help you
understand your medications and provide tips on how to use tools like smartphone apps that make it easier and more convenient
to stay on track.” http://bit.ly/2XTW0I2”
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