The Medicine Shoppe | Halifax Wellness & Compounding Pharmacy | Quinpool Road, Halifax

The Medicine Shoppe

Medication Reviews

Medication Reviews

Estimates suggest that perhaps half of all prescription drugs may not produce the desired effects because they are not used properly. A review of multiple studies in ambulatory patients found that 29% to 59% of individuals made errors in the use of prescribed medications. Misuse of medications was critical enough to pose a serious threat to health in as many as 35% of cases.

Here are some questions to help you determine if a Medication Review would be beneficial to you:
  • Do you forget to take your medication or sometimes just not take it when you should?
  • Do you understand what your medication is for?
  • Do you know how often you are supposed to take your medication?
  • When you are feeling well do you sometimes not take your medication?
  • If your medication makes you feel worse, do you stop taking it without talking to your pharmacist or doctor?
  • If you take herbal or natural medicines are you aware of the interactions or negative effects they could have on your treatment outcome?