Pharmacy

Pharmacy refers to the preparation and dispensing of drugs as well as the counseling of patients in the proper use of these drugs.
A professional pharmacist working.

When your pharmacist counsels you about your prescription, the pharmacist may discuss the following information with you:

  • The medicine's name
  • What it is supposed to do
  • When the medicine should be taken and for how long
  • How the medicine should be taken
  • Common side effects
  • Foods, drinks, other medicines, or activities you should avoid while taking the medicine
  • What you should do if you miss a dose
  • How you should store the medicine
  • If there are any refills of the prescription

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Last Updated: January 14, 2014