As an adult over the age of 60, have your medications become overwhelming and confusing? You are not alone! Dealing with the hassle of taking daily medications is nothing new.
Does this scenario sound familiar? One doctor prescribes medication for one problem or condition. Then, a second doctor or specialist decides you need a different medication for another problem. Before you blink, you find yourself taking more medication than you ever thought possible. You wonder if any of them interact with the others, but how are you to know? You trust your providers, but what if one prescribes one medication, while another addresses a separate issue, and now the two medications are fighting against each other?
Wouldn’t it be great if there was one place you or your loved one could go to sort out your medications?
You’ll be glad to know that, at AgeWell Medical Associates, we provide much needed medication review visits at our office. During such a visit, you or your loved one can bring in all your current medications. We will go through your medications one-by-one and determine if your current dosage is correct. We will also look at whether these medications interact negatively with each other.
If you have more questions about how we can help you or your loved one with your medications, please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our senior primary care specialists.
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Why Is It Important to Take Medications As Prescribed?
The medications prescribed for you are very important to your treatment and health. If you need a prescription refilled, please contact your pharmacy first, 7 to 10 days before you run out of medication. We send all prescriptions electronically to your pharmacy per Medicare guidelines. Please allow 24 hours for all prescription refill requests to be processed.
Certain medications are regulated differently than others, and thus have different requirements when being refilled by AgeWell.
Some of these medications include:
- Pain medication: Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Tramadol, etc.
- Anti-anxiety: Lorazepam, Diazepam, Alprazolam, etc.
- Sleeping Pills: Zolpidem, Lunesta, etc.
Due to these regulations, we ask that you call for refills in a timely manner, so that you do not run out of your medications.
- Please do not call after hours or on weekends for refills of these medications.
- Early refills will not be authorized.
- You are required to see your provider every 85 days for continued monitoring.
If you need to dispose of old medications, please bring them to AgeWell and we will properly discard them for you. Do not throw old medications in the trash or flush down the toilet.
Have More Questions?
Please contact AgeWell for answers to all your questions about medications. We are happy to help you learn what your medication is doing and teach you why it’s important for you to take each of them regularly.