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October 26, 2021
October 26, 2021
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Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist Before Your Next Doctor’s Appointment

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Experiencing symptoms you’re unsure about? Uncertain about what to ask your doctor? With a Medly pharmacist, we can help prepare you for the upcoming appointment. Read below for what this looks like, and how a Medly pharmacist can help.

With minor aches and pains, or if you’re not able to get a medical appointment as needed, Medly pharmacists may be able to help. With Medly pharmacists you can find out what to do for your concern. While Medly pharmacists are not able to explicitly diagnose illnesses or directly prescribe you medication, they may be able to help you understand your health issues and concerns. A Medly pharmacist can help prepare you for your upcoming visit with your doctor. You can talk with them to figure out what sort of questions to ask your doctor during the appointment.

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How Can I Save Money on Medications?

With Medly, we can help you save money on your medications. Pharmacists can assist in finding you over-the-counter drugs that offer the best value for your symptoms. This could be the generic brand equivalent, or what you’d call a therapeutic equivalent.

This latter term means a medication that does the same job treating the symptoms you’re looking to alleviate only with less expensive ingredients. Medly Pharmacists can also talk with your doctor to find a cheaper but equally effective alternative for you.

How do I Inject this Medication?

Medly Pharmacists are trained and authorized to administer various subcutaneous and intramuscular medicine injections. If you are prescribed an injectable, a pharmacists can teach you how to safely perform injections on yourself, or simply inject it for you.

Where Can I Get a Vaccine?

Ask a Medly pharmacist about flu shots and other vaccines, as the availability of immunizations in pharmacies varies by state. If they are not able to administer the shot for you, they may be able to tell you where to go next.

Can you Help Me Manage My Cold and Flu Symptoms?

Managing minor symptoms like a runny nose, cough, or sinus congestion? You can ask a Medly pharmacist to determine the right over-the-counter treatment that best fits the circumstance. You can tell a Medly pharmacist about your medical history (allergies, drug interference concerns, for example), and from here the pharmacist will look for the treatment with the fewest side effects for you.

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Do I Need to See a Doctor?

Seeing your doctor is routine, but you shouldn’t procrastinate doing so whether you’re seriously ill or injured or not. Though if you’re uncertain of the importance of your symptoms, a Medly pharmacist can help. For example, Medly pharmacists can identify which types of coughs warrant your doctor’s attention, or if a rash should be treated by a dermatologist.

They’ll help you decide at which point you should head to a doctor or clinic if your minor symptoms escalate. It should be noted that a Medly pharmacist’s objective here is not to keep you from seeing your doctor. We seek to make you aware of your medical condition and symptoms before directing you to the right help, if necessary.

What’s the Best Medicine for My Headache or Muscle Ache?

At Medly, pharmacists are educated and equipped at identifying the varieties of different muscle aches along with headaches. Pharmacists are here, too, to find the right over-the-counter medicines that can alleviate each type. Your health and safety is our priority at Medly so most importantly pharmacists can tell you how a certain medicine will work for you, taking into account if you have other underlying health concerns or conditions or if you are currently taking other medications.

How Can I Better Manage My Diabetes?

Understanding and adapting to the world of diabetes supplies and diabetes management can be overwhelming. With those recently diagnosed, such can be the case especially. And as you may know, errors with insulin injections can, unfortunately, lead to serious issues. Fortunately, at Medly we can help make this a little easier, regardless of how old or new the management may be for you. Along with our assistance in finding medical supplies that suit your lifestyle best, you can talk to a Medly pharmacist to help you prevent serious errors with your routine. At Medly, pharmacists can help you administer insulin, understand its effects and help configure when you should and should not use it.

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I Have a Question About My Prescription. Can You Help?

At Medly you can skip the middle man. When people have questions concerning their prescription they will often be left waiting for their doctors to reach the pharmacist. Medly covers this. With a Medly pharmacist, you can direct your concern straight to them to find out more about your prescription. Side effects, interactions with other drugs, and similar questions can be asked and discussed between you and a Medly pharmacist.

Is This Medication Safe for Me?

Your concerns about health and safety are heard at Medly. One frequent concern is whether a medication is safe for you. At Medly you can voice any possible trepidations or minor considerations you're having to the pharmacist. Is this specific medication safe to take while breastfeeding? Would taking over-the-counter medications with this one complicate the process? These are all valid concerns that Medly will assist you with.

Resources: Vaccines.gov - Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you Insulin injection errors ubiquitous in adults with diabetes

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