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The Importance of Keeping a Medication List - Safe Medication

10/16/2014
02:06 | Author: Emma Coleman

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The Importance of Keeping a Medication List - Safe Medication

The Importance of Keeping a Medication List. Mike Berger In my job, I frequently come across situations that show why it's so important for patients to l their.

I have seen patients who are admitted to the hospital with this problem. Many times, patients have started antibiotics or have decided to start taking natural therapy, like glucosamine or ginkgo-biloba, which increase warfarin’s blood-thinning capability.

By Mike Berger, Pharm.D., Clinical Training Coordinator, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

By keeping a complete medication list (see “ My Medicine List ”) and bringing it with you to each doctor’s appointment or trip to a pharmacy, you can provide important information to your doctor and pharmacist to improve your health and prevent potential problems.

On the contrary, I have also seen warfarin therapy patients who have been admitted to the hospital with blood clots in the leg. This can happen if the patient has been eating more leafy greens than usual (spinach, romaine lettuce, broccoli, etc.—all are foods that are high in vitamin K) or even drinking green tea (which contains vitamin K).

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These stories show how important it is for you to l your healthcare providers about every prescription and nonprescription medication, herbal supplement, and vitamin you are taking as well as information about the foods you have eaten recently.

For example, if you are receiving warfarin (Coumadin) therapy to help reduce blood clots, you may not know that certain foods or supplements can make your blood “too thin.” This can cause bruising and bleeding.

In my job, I frequently come across situations that show why it’s so important for patients to l their doctors, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers about the prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products they are taking. We even need to know what a patient has eaten recently, because it can affect how a prescription medicine works.

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Medication Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA

8/15/2014
12:28 | Author: Emma Coleman

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Medication Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA

However, it often takes time and patience to find the drug that works best for you. Medications are commonly prescribed by physicians (family practice.

Most pharmaceutical companies offer patient-assistance programs for uninsured patients. These programs provide prescribed medication at little to no cost. Eligibility varies; see the Partnership for Prescription Assistance website for more information, or contact companies directly about their patient assistance programs.

Use these guidelines to talk to your health care professional about medications:

Benzodiazepines This class of drugs is frequently used for short-term management of anxiety. Benzodiazepines (alprazolam, clonazepam, diazepam, and lorazepam) are highly effective in promoting relaxation and reducing muscular tension and other physical symptoms of anxiety.

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Price a medication - Express Scripts

6/14/2014
02:58 | Author: David Perry

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Price a medication - Express Scripts

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Hepatitis A Medication - Medscape Reference

4/13/2014
04:36 | Author: Lauren Ross

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Hepatitis A Medication - Medscape Reference

Medication: Hepatitis A. One of the more common causes of acute hepatitis is hepatitis A virus (HAV), which was isolated by Purcell in 1973.

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Hemophilia A Medication - Medscape Reference

2/12/2014
06:10 | Author: David Perry

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Hemophilia A Medication - Medscape Reference

Medication: Hemophilia A. Hemophilia A is an inherited, X-linked, recessive disorder caused by deficiency of functional plasma clotting factor.

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