Medicine Review

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Medicine Review

Most elderly people take at least five prescription medicines daily.

Tesco Pharmacy are offering a consultation  for anyone interested in learning more about the medications they are prescribed. This NHS funded service involves a ten minute meeting in the  private consultation area with their friendly pharmacist.

The medicine review service is an easy way for anyone to find out more about ;

  • The medications prescribed
  • Why they have been prescribed them
  • Any problems they may have with them

Can anyone have a medicine review ?

Yes provided someone is taking a regularly prescribed medicine and it is collected from that Tesco pharmacy.

Is an appointment necessary ?

Not always- the pharmacist may be able to see you straight away.

How much does it cost ?

Nothing this service is completely free.

Does this medicine review replace my GP ?

The medication review is designed to support your doctor and Tesco will send a copy of the notes taken during the meeting with the pharmacist  to your doctor.

The medicine review is  also designed to answer question such as these listed below?

  • What does the medication do ?
  • How and when should it be taken ?
  • How to tell if the medication is helping.
  • How can they know they are safe to take it ?
  • What side effects are there ?
  • Does it mix with other medications /supplements they may be taking ?
  • Should it be taken with or without food ?
  • Is there something to help remind them to take their medication ?
Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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