Monday is National Check Your Medication Day

Local Health Alert

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – Doctors across the country are on standby for National Check Your Medication Day on Monday.

People are encouraged to bring in medication and supplements to a pharmacist to review them.

While Saint Francis-Memphis is not an official site to have those reviews, leaders there spoke with Local 24 News about the importance of having your meds checked.

“You know, it’s vitally important that you review all medications because there could potentially be drug interactions. You may be experiencing some side effects. There might be duplicate therapy. There might be cost considerations. Possibly the pharmacist can work with you and your health care provider to lower the cost of the medication by suggesting an alternative,” said Andy Wilkerson, Director of Pharmacy at St. Francis Hospital-Memphis.

Pharmacies at most major retailers like Walmart and Costco will be a part of this event.

Check with your doctor to see if they are also involved.

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