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Five things your pharmacist does everyday

You might think the role of the pharmacist is simple but your local pharmacist works quietly behind the scenes to keep you and your family safe. Here are five things you might not know that your local pharmacist does every day.

  1. Dispense medications to patients based on prescriptions written by doctors or other healthcare providers. This involves accurately measuring out the correct dosage, labelling the medication container, and providing instructions for proper use.
  2. Provide patient education and counselling on the proper use and potential side effects of medications. This includes explaining how to take medications correctly, potential interactions with other drugs or foods, and what to do in case of missed doses or adverse reactions.
  3. Review and verify the accuracy of prescription orders to ensure the correct medication and dosage are dispensed. This involves checking for potential drug interactions, allergies, and contraindications with other medical conditions.
  4. Maintain patient records and documentation, including keeping track of medication orders, dispensing history, and any adverse reactions or other issues that arise.
  5. Stay up-to-date on new medications and developments in the field of pharmacy through continuing education and training. This helps pharmacists stay informed on the latest treatments and best practices for patient care.

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