Written By Anica Oaks / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Regardless of whether you use prescription medications frequently or just sparingly, your town likely has a local drugstore. If you haven't spent much time in there, you may be missing out. Here are four great reasons that you should consider getting to know your pharmacist even better.
Get Better Advice
If you've ever experienced a cold before, it's likely that you have stared down the long aisle of cold medications at your local drugstore. With so many options, it can be really confusing trying to figure out which one works best for you. When you get to know your pharmacist better, they can actually help you to figure out which medication is right for you.
Since your pharmacist will know your health conditions, they can give advice about over-the-counter medications that will best suit your condition. For example, if they know that you have high blood pressure, they will advise you to take cold medication that doesn't have any sort of stimulants in it that could raise your blood pressure.
Find Potentially Cheaper Prescription Medications
Another great benefit of getting to know your pharmacist is that you can save a bundle on prescription medications. Since your doctor simply requests name brand medications from your local drugstore, that's what a pharmacist is going to fill by default.
However, when you speak to your pharmacist and get to know each other, they will be more likely to let you know about the option for filling with generic prescriptions instead. In many cases, they will be able to replace your name-brand prescription with a generic prescription that is much cheaper on your budget.
Learn Your Basic Vitals
If you're suffering from a chronic health condition like high blood pressure, then getting tested regularly is a great way to help ensure that you're staying safe. When you get to know your local pharmacist, and they understand your condition, they can offer to take your basic vitals every time that you come in. This can help you to better monitor your condition on a regular basis.
Learn About Discount Days
When you're in better contact with your pharmacist on a regular basis, you'll get to understand store discounts that you can take advantage of. Many times, local pharmacies don't have marketing budgets like major stores. For this reason, you may not be aware of when sales are happening. When you regularly connect with your local pharmacist, they can advise you of upcoming discount days that you can take advantage of to save yourself a bundle.
Getting to know your local pharmacist is something that you should invest your time in. The above are just four major benefits that you can gain from this new relationship. As you develop a better relationship with your pharmacist, we're sure that you'll experience even more positive conditions as a result.
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Anica Oaks is a professional content and copywriter who graduated from the University of San Francisco. She loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor related. You can connect with Anica on Twitter @AnicaOaks.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.
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