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 ?

Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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