Organizing and Managing Your Prescription Medications

We Help You Manage Your Medications To Improve Your Health
As featured in the Mar/Apr publication, La Crosse Magazine 
 

Three out of 4 Americans aged 65 and older take multiple medications to help control chronic health problems. Keeping track of which medications to take, when to take them, and what they are used for can be overwhelming. There are several things your pharmacy can do to help manage your medication regimen and improve your health.
 

Q:  Do you know why you take that little orange, round shaped pill?
A: Understanding why you take a medication and how it is helping you can increase the chances of you taking your medications as prescribed. This can be the difference between staying healthy and having poor control of your health. 
 

Q:  How can my pharmacist help increase my knowledge of my medications?
A:   Your pharmacist at Cass St Pharmacy Gundersen Health System is available anytime to discuss your medications and answer any questions you may have. Take advantage of sitting down one-on-one with your pharmacist for a free medication management session. 

 

Q:  What are potential complications from not taking my medications as prescribed?
A:  Taking your medications incorrectly can result in medication errors or worsening health, which may lead to extra trips to the clinic, the emergency room, or being admitted to the hospital. You can avoid complications by learning the most about the drugs you take and the health problems they are prescribed to treat.   
 

Q:  Are you looking for an easier way to organize your medications?
A:  Cass St Pharmacy Gundersen Health System offers you two services that can improve the way you take your medications. Our Autofill Program will align your medications so they can be filled together every month, allowing you to limit the number of trips to the pharmacy.  Smart Packs is our repackaging system that organizes your medications by the time of day taken. The convenient dose  packs help keep you on track and improves medication safety.