What to ask your pharmacist
The management and staff of Lenmax Pharmacy. Front row (from left): Maxine Leach-Thomas, pharmacist and proprietor; Rosalie Chamberlain and Audrey Yapp. Back row (from left): Ian Hylton and Dane Lewis. Junction and the surrounding communities to ‘come and experience service with a difference’.
The pharmacy, which is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, has now become the pharmacy of choice for many in Junction. TAKING MEDICATIONS can be confusing. To ensure that you understand your prescriptions and get the greatest benefit possible from your drug therapy, we have prepared a series of checklists to help you prepare for your next pharmacy visit.
FILLING A NEW PRESCRIPTION
When you bring in a new prescription to the pharmacy, the pharmacist may ask you some questions about your medical history to ensure that you are getting the most from your medication. These questions will also help the pharmacist double-check if there are potential problems with your new prescription before you take it. When you take your new prescription in to be filled, be ready to tell your pharmacist about:
Allergies or intolerances to medications you have taken in the past and the reaction you experienced.
Which medical condition your prescription is intended to treat. Some medications can be used for more than one condition.
Other medical conditions you may have, as they may
IIIbe affected by the new prescription.
Other medications you are taking, as they may interact with the new prescription. Be sure to mention medications that are not only prescribed by a physician, nurse practitioner, or dentist but also purchased without a prescription, such as overthe-counter drugs, herbals, and vitamins.
Any lifestyle factors, such as consumption of caffeine, food intake, and nicotine and alcohol use, that may affect your medical