Pharmacists are important members of your health care team. But do you know how much a pharmacist can really do for you?
In addition to safely providing medicine, pharmacists offer lots of different services as part of their commitment to helping patients live healthier lives.
Plus, pharmacists are easy to reach: 91% of Americans live within five miles of a community pharmacy.
Learn more below about how pharmacists can help you every day. Then, visit your local pharmacy to talk to your pharmacist. A short conversation can make a big difference!
Pharmacists help you maximize the benefit and minimize the risk of your medications.
Your pharmacist can administer vaccinations for the flu, shingles, various travel vaccines, and more.
Ask your pharmacist for help getting your blood glucose under control.
Pharmacists can help you manage your asthma and COPD and use your inhalers correctly.
Pharmacists can help you select the correct product and inform you of potential interactions.
Before you choose and use a dietary supplement, talk with your pharmacist about appropriate use.
Pharmacists can help you prevent and manage high blood pressure.
Learn how to manage your pain safely with the help of your pharmacist.
Find support and resources for quitting by talking to your pharmacist.
As a member of your health care team, your pharmacist can help you optimize your medication plan so you can feel safe and confident.
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