5 reasons people are going for the new free 'Medicine Check Ups' on the high street
Millions could be putting health at risk taking prescribed medicines incorrectly.
With a host of pills and potions to take on a daily basis, few of us stop to think about what we are taking and whether we are taking it properly.
It's estimated that half of us may not be taking our prescribed medicines correctly and could even be putting our health at risk without realising. And 58% of people could have a better understanding of how and when to take their medicines.
But a Medicines Check Up with LloydsPharmacy could help you carry out a full review and keep you in the best possible health.
Maybe you don't know exactly what your medicines do, or when and how it's best to take them? Or perhaps you feel your symptoms aren't under control or you are experiencing side-effects.
Their pharmacists are available to offer a free, informal face-to-face Medicines Check Up which will help you know more about the medicines you're taking.
Below, we've listed the five biggest benefits of popping in for your one-to-one!
1. It takes place in private
A Medicines Check Up gives you a free, private face-to-face consultation with a pharmacist to discuss your medicines and any concerns you might have.
2. You learn about what you're taking
The aim of a Medicines Check Up is to give you a better understanding of the medicines you take, why you take them and how you can take them more easily.
3. Reveals if your meds could be clashing
Medicines Check Ups are especially useful if you take multiple medicines especially for long-term conditions such as asthma or COPD, diabetes and high-blood pressure.
4. You don't have to book
There's no need to make an appointment, just call in to your local LloydsPharmacy during opening hours or use their online booking form to request a time slot if you prefer. Click here to find your nearest store.
5. You won't feel rushed
Appointments usually last around 15 minutes but our pharmacists will take as long as necessary to answer all of your medicinal questions.
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To find out if you qualify for a Medicines Check Up or to find your nearest LloydsPharmacy store, visit lloydspharmacy.com