Minimizing Prescription Errors Video

Don’t mix up your medication! Pharmacist Doug White provides tips on keeping your meds organized.
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Dough White: I'm pharmacist Dough White inside the medicine chest. Unfortunately medication mixups do happen sometimes; here are some tips to keep in mind to reduce the chance that will happen to you. First don't be in a hurry. Try calling in your refills a day ahead to give your pharmacists plenty of time, or use your electronic auto fill if you have medication that needs to be refilled every month. Look at your medicine if the color shape or size is different in what you are used to check with your pharmacist, it could just be a new manufacturer, but if it doesn't look the same, always ask when you get them home, don't mix your medicine one bottle. It's too easy to confuse them; Pill organizers are good cheap way to keep track of your medicine make sure they don't get mixed up so you don't get mixed up. When you go back for your refills, stay with the same pharmacy and get to know your pharmacists. We are happy to talk and let you know. Our pharmacist who knows you can more effectively screen for drug interactions, were notice that the medicine missing from your profile, you may also want to ask your provider to use E prescriptions. That's E for electronic and E for easy unlike trying to read some doctors hand writing, remember any questions you have about your medications always ask your doctor or pharmacist. I'm Dough White no I'm Dough White inside the medicine chest.

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