Stick to the one pharmacist: Having a regular pharmacist is important. They will know your client's past history, be able to consult with the clients local doctor, organise and update
Use Webster or blister packs: Ask the pharmacist about packing medication into handy blister or Webster packs. This system allows for safer dispensing and fewer errors.
Use medication reminders: You can purchase medication gadgets that alarm when a medication is due. Medication reminders can help people with memory loss or people on multiple medications at varying times.
Create a list of current medications: A doctor or pharmacist can list a person's current medications and what they are for. Keep this list handy and update it regularly.
Understand all medications: Read the consumer medication leaflet inside the medication package, keep them in a file for future reference.
Know the side effects of medications: Some side effects can be serious, ask your doctor what side effects to expect and when a person should contact a doctor.
Alert a doctor to over the counter medications and herbal remedies: Some herbal remedies can interact with other medications and can be dangerous.
Request a Home Medicines Review: Ask your doctor to refer you to a pharmacist for a Home Medicines Review.