Free opportunity to
review your medications at Wellness Expo - Appointment
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[February 08, 2016]
- When two or more drugs are being taken, there is a chance that
there could be an interaction among the drugs. And while most pharmacies
are very diligent about checking for any interactions, it is not
uncommon for individuals to have prescriptions from several pharmacies.
That’s why Stacy’s Family Pharmacy is offering free visits with
pharmacists at this year’s Wellness Expo on Saturday, February 20.
The “brown bag” event encourages anyone on more than one medication
to bring all their current medications for confidential review by
one of several pharmacists who will be on hand to review medications
and identify potential interactions.
Drug interactions can either increase or decrease the effectiveness
of drugs or the side effects of the drugs. Whether the interaction
causes the body to absorb or distribute the drug differently, change
the drug through metabolism or effect elimination of the drug
through the body. It is also possible that drugs may cancel each
other out if they have similar or opposite effects.
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To make an appointment for a free medication review, call Stacy’s Pharmacy at
217-735-1972. The meetings will take place at the Wellness Expo on February 20
from 9am-1pm in a private location.
The Wellness Expo is a collaboration of the Logan County Department of Public
Health, the Lincoln Park District, and Healthy Communities Partnership. For more
information, call 217-735-2317 ext. 235 or “like” Wellness Expo Logan County on
[Angela Stoltzenburg, Healthy