How to get your medication off your prescription drug list?
How to avoid a pharmacy mistake or get your medications on your list?
We asked pharmacy professionals to share their best tips and tricks.
Know the ingredients.
Ask a pharmacist to review the ingredients of your medication before you start.
Keep a list of all the prescription medications you are taking.
It’s best to keep a separate list for each prescription.
Ask your pharmacist about adding or subtracting prescription medications from the list if needed.
Check the labels on each drug to make sure the name and address of the pharmacy is on the label.
If you don’t see the address on the bottle, the pharmacy may not be able to locate the drug, and they may not know what you are getting.
Ask if the pharmacist can give you a list with the prescription drug number and generic name.
If not, you may have to go to the pharmacy and ask the pharmacy assistant if you can find the drug.
You may have been asked to do this multiple times and you need to ask for confirmation.
If the pharma assistant says no, ask them if they can help.
If they don’t have that information, it’s a good idea to call the pharmacenter or ask a local pharmacy to come out and check.
Make sure you have the correct medications on hand.
Ask the pharmaceutica assistant to make you a copy of your prescriptions and return it to you.
Ask him or her if you are not sure of the number of medications you need.
You will need to provide the pharmacies contact information to get the correct medication.
Don’t hesitate to ask a pharmacy associate about your medication.
It may be helpful to get a prescription from a pharmacy associate, or ask them to call you back.
Ask them to help you fill out your prescription, and get the pharmacy associate to do it for you.
Check your medication every day.
You can get your prescription checked in the pharmacy at least once a week.
If a prescription has expired, call the pharmacy to get it renewed.
If it is not renewed, call to get all your medication from the pharmacy.
If there are no pharmacy staff to check your medication, you will need the pharmacists help.
Check that your pharmacy does not charge you more than $30 for a prescription.
Check all the pharmacy benefits and price limits.
If your medication has a prescription fee, you can request a rebate, and the pharmacy will pay it.
If no pharmacy has the rebate, you need the help of a pharmaceuthist.
If something is not right with your medication that you can’t seem to fix, call a pharmacy assistant.
Ask to speak to a pharma associate.
If all is working, you have a chance to get off the drug list.