WHY SHOULD I HAVE MY PAIN MEDICATIONS REVIEWED?
Chronic pain is a burden to society, affecting more adults than those with heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. Approximately 116 million adults suffer from chronic pain causing an estimated 515 million days of work missed per year and an estimated $560 – $635 billion due to loss of productivity and additional healthcare costs. It is estimated that Americans spend $750 million on prescription analgesics and $3 billion on over-the-counter pain medications, yet many are still in pain.
A visit with the pharmacist can help you to better understand your pain medications, check for interactions with your over the counter, herbal, and prescription medications and your other disease states, reduce costs on your prescriptions, and identify therapies that may optimize your pain relief. Additionally, the pharmacist will be able to recommend alternate medications if your pain medication is hard to obtain
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?
- Talk to a pharmacist to schedule an appointment during normal business hours.
- On the day of your appointment, bring all of your medications including , non-prescription, herbal products, and supplements as well as a list of questions you have about your medicine or health