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15 Things Your Pharmacist Wishes You Knew

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Corey Whelan of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 15: That line at the pharmacy counter may be annoying, but its long for a reason. Your pharmacist has a ton of things to do—and it takes time to do it right. 'A pharmacist's job to a lay person may seem simplistic, but there are many functions, from reviewing your profile to checking interactions, and making sure you're getting the correct drug, and dosage,' says Fernando Gonzalez , RPhI, assistant professor pharmaceutical sciences division at Long Island University's Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. 'Patients should realize that rushing a prescription is like telling a pilot not to check the landing gear before takeoff,' he adds. Here are <a href='https://www.rd.com/health/healthcare/polypharmacy/1/'>10 things you need to know right now about taking too many medications</a>.

Don't rush it

That line at the pharmacy counter may be annoying, but its long for a reason. Your pharmacist has a ton of things to do—and it takes time to do it right. 'A pharmacist's job to a lay person may seem simplistic, but there are many functions, from reviewing your profile to checking interactions, and making sure you're getting the correct drug, and dosage,' says Fernando Gonzalez , RPhI, assistant professor pharmaceutical sciences division at Long Island University's Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. 'Patients should realize that rushing a prescription is like telling a pilot not to check the landing gear before takeoff,' he adds. Here are 10 things you need to know right now about taking too many medications.
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