At Tullys Totalhealth Pharmacy, we understand that sometimes there are questions that patients may hesitate to ask, whether due to embarrassment, lack of awareness, or simply not knowing where to find reliable information. In this blog, we aim to address frequently un-asked questions and provide helpful insights to empower our patients with knowledge and promote better health and well-being.
It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional, such as a pharmacist or your doctor, before taking over-the-counter (OTC) medications alongside prescription medications. Certain combinations can lead to drug interactions or adverse effects. Pharmacists can help evaluate your specific situation and provide guidance on safe and appropriate OTC medication choices.
Medication adherence is crucial for effective treatment outcomes. To improve adherence, consider the following strategies:
Natural remedies and supplements can sometimes complement conventional treatments, but it’s important to approach them with caution. Always consult with a healthcare professional or pharmacist before starting any new supplement, as they can interact with medications or have potential side effects. They can also provide evidence-based information on their effectiveness for specific health conditions.
Proper disposal of medications is essential to protect the environment and prevent misuse. Many pharmacies, including Tullys Totalhealth Pharmacy, offer medication returns programs. If such programs are not available in your area, follow these guidelines:
Some medications may cause side effects that can be bothersome. To manage common side effects: