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Ask The Pharmacist

15
Aug
2016

QUESTION: Can Trazodone Cause Harm Without Food?

15.08.2016

ANSWER: By taking trazodone without food or a light snack, your risk of having side effects, such as dizziness and lightheadedness, increases. REASONING: The absorption of many medications can be impacted by whether or not we take them with food for a number of reasons. In the case of Trazodone,

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3
Aug
2016

QUESTION: How can I get a better night’s sleep?

3.08.2016

ANSWER:

For many of us, a good night’s sleep is far from “good.” It can be downright poor! However, it doesn’t have to be all about tossing and turning all night long.

Our Clinical Pharmacist, Dr. Geoff Meer tackles this exact question: “How can I get a better night’s sleep?” The answer might truly surprise you.

28
May
2016

QUESTION: What can I do for diarrhea?

28.05.2016

ANSWER: Most cases of diarrhea clear up on their own within a few days. There are things to help you cope with your signs and symptoms until the diarrhea goes away, such as: Drink plenty of clear liquids, including water, broths and juices, every day Integrate crackers, toast, eggs, chicken

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25
May
2016

Questions you should have for your pharmacy

25.05.2016

When you pick up your prescription take the time to ask questions about your medication. Specifically ask, “What is this drug and how do I take it? Why am I taking it? What are possible side effects?” Your pharmacist has spent more time studying drugs than even your doctor has.

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15
May
2016

QUESTION: What exactly does the pharmacist do?

15.05.2016

ANSWER: Pharmacists aren’t just there to dispense medications. They can also give advice on side effects, drug interactions, and much more. A typical day for the average pharmacist includes a range of questions from “what is this rash from?” to “Is my blood pressure too high?” The job of a

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10
May
2016

QUESTION: How do I contact the insurance company that pays for my medication?

10.05.2016

ANSWER: When you become enrolled in an insurance plan administered by Northwest Administrators, you will receive an insurance card. The front of the card will contain the following information: Name of enrollee ID No. of enrollee Coverage type Medical (physician visits, hospital visits, stays) Dental (dentist /orthodontist/oral surgeon) Vision (eye

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16
Apr
2016

QUESTION: Should I Monitor My Blood Pressure?

16.04.2016

ANSWER: It is very important to monitor your blood pressure especially if you have a diagnosis of hypertension (high blood pressure). How to Check Your Blood Pressure How To Pick A Monitor Choose the type of monitor that’s best for you: An automatic arm cuff inflates on its own. This

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Kelley-Ross is an independently owned corporation operating 4 pharmacies in Seattle. Kelley-Ross provides a wide range of pharmacy services, including prescription dispensing, compounding, medi-set packaging, compliance packaging, long-term care facility services, consultant pharmacist services, immunizations and a variety of health screenings.

We provide Clinical Community Care. This means that our staff combines expert medication therapy management and clinical skills, with caring, patient centered pharmacy services. By using the triad approach – patient, provider and pharmacist – we can help patients maximize their healthcare resources while achieving optimal health outcomes.

Our high service level and commitment to problem solving has made Kelley-Ross the pharmacy of choice for patients and providers across the Northwest.