Tips: Seniors at the Pharmacy

Taking an active role in your health care is more important than ever as you age. Knowing about your conditions, treatments, and what questions to ask is key … and the Pharmacist at Walmart is ready to help you.

At the pharmacy

  • Ask if you qualify for a medication review
  • Ask for help when choosing non-prescription drugs, vitamins and mineral supplements
  • Consider buying a weekly pill organizer to help you take your drugs regularly and on time
  • Don’t be embarrassed to ask how to manage incontinence
  • Consider buying a blood pressure monitor

 

Know your medications

  • Know the names of all your medications
  • Know why you are taking them
  • Know the common side-effects
  • Ask if the supplements you are taking will interact with other medications
  • Ask for the phone number to call-in an automated refill (IVR)
 
Remember, you can always ask the Pharmacist at Walmart for help.
 

Important health questions

Don’t forget to ask your doctor important questions about your health! Here are some questions you should ask about...
 
  • Your condition
    • What is the name of my condition?
  • Your treatments
    • What are my treatment options?
    • How do I manage my symptoms?
  • Your medications
    • How do I take them?
    • What are the side effects?
  • Your tests
    • What is the test for?
    • What will the results tell us?
  • Your lifestyle
    • What lifestyle changes would you recommend?

 
 

Important information

The Pharmacist at Walmart is here to help you improve your health. Just ask!

This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. If you have questions about your symptoms, ask the Pharmacist at Walmart for more information, and/or contact your doctor.

Legal
This article is intended as general information. Always be sure to read and follow the label(s)/instruction(s) that accompany your product(s). Walmart will not be responsible for any injury or damage caused by this activity.

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