MEDICATION REVIEW ASSESSMENT
A structured and comprehensive assessment of a patient’s medications.
Now more than ever, patients are taking control of their health by relying on a pharmacist. Our pharmacists are medication experts and can help you better understand your medications. Accessible and convenient, our pharmacists are available to help you with a variety of clinical pharmacy services, such as Medication Review Assessments.
Our pharmacists have been delivering Medication Reviews since 2011. The service provides you with a one-on-one consultation with a pharmacist in a semi-private area of the pharmacy to discuss your prescription medications, as well as any over-the-counter meds, vitamins and natural health products you may also be taking. Our pharmacist will also provide you with a Best Possible Medication History (BPMH), a form that lists all of your medications. You can use this form as a reminder to take your medications or share it with your family doctor or other health-care professional.
WHY GET A MEDICATION REVIEW?
If you have been prescribed at least five medications in the last six months, you may be at a higher risk of a drug related complication and you may benefit from our Medication Review Services. The aim of the service is to help patients better understand their medications. When you understand your medications – from why you are taking them, when to take them, and how to best take them – you make informed decisions and have greater ownership of your overall health.
IMPROVE YOUR OWN HEALTH
Better knowledge + informed decisions = better overall health
A Medication Review, as compared to usual care can have a positive impact on drug-related outcomes for most patients, such as:
- decrease in the number of drug-related problems,
- positive changes to medication list,
- dosage decreases in current medications,
- medication suggestions for therapies left untreated,
- ensuring lab and bloodwork is current to monitor therapy,
- reviewing refills and renewals.
Medications Reviews hope to have an effect on mortality, hospital admissions/healthcare use, the number of patients falling or physical and cognitive functioning. Pharmacist-led Medication Review have beneficial effects on medical surrogate markers, such as glycemic indices, blood pressure, lipid levels, medication adherence, and resolution of drug-related problems/adverse drug reactions.
No doctor's referral needed
LET'S MEET FOR A MED REVIEW
Meet with our pharmacist to discuss your medications, get answers to your questions and figure out ways to solve any issues or problems you may be having with your medications.