This is Pharmacist Awareness Week, a week set aside to raise the awareness of the role of the pharmacist in healthcare. Pharmacists believe that knowledge is a great medicine and want you to know you can always use their knowledge to answer your questions about health and medications. We are always available to help you!
Bad dreams can sometimes interrupt a good night’s sleep. Sometimes, these nightmares can be caused by your medication. Vivid dreams can be caused by antidepressant drugs and can be lessened with a change in dose or drug. Check with our pharmacists if you have a concern about sleep and your medications.
Our urine is a good source of information about possible problems in our bodies. Sometimes, too much protein gets excreted in the urine and this may need further evaluation to rule out kidney disease. If the urine is foamy in appearance, it could signify protein content. This is called proteinuria.
Men are notorious for not seeking timely medical advice. Evidently, married men who are experiencing a heart attack arrive at emergency units more quickly than single men even when their spouses weren’t present at the time. They didn’t want to face any recriminations for being slow getting medical help.
Many people aren’t aware they can ask the pharmacist for advice on non-prescription medications. Some people feel the pharmacist is too busy but we want you to know that we are never too busy to answer your questions about medications. It’s an important part of our job and one we enjoy.