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Medication Therapy Management
With Medication Therapy Management, you will come away with a greater understanding of your medications and health concerns, and will be better equipped to make healthcare decisions.
Medication Therapy Management, also referred to as MTM, is a term used to describe a broad range of health care services provided by pharmacists. Pharmacists, the medication experts on the health care team, provide Medication Therapy Management to help patients get the best benefits from their medications by actively managing drug therapy and by identifying, preventing, and resolving medication-related problems.
Anyone who uses prescription medications, non-prescription medications, herbals, or other dietary supplements may potentially benefit from Medication Therapy Management services. People who may benefit the most include those who use several medications, those who have several health conditions, those who have questions or problems with their medications, those who are taking medications that require close monitoring, those who have been hospitalized, and those who obtain their medications from more than one pharmacy.
Medication-related problems and medication mismanagement are a massive public health problem in the United States. Experts estimate that 1.5 million preventable adverse events occur each year that result in $177 billion in injury and death. The goal of all pharmacists providing Medication Therapy Management is to make sure that the medication is right for the patient and his or her health conditions, and that the best possible outcomes from treatment are achieved.
Some insurances cover Medication Therapy Management. Request a consultation appointment with one of our pharmacists for MTM if you are interested in this service.
How to stick with your medications
Ask your pharmacist if there are options that cost less, such as generics.
If you find a lower price on your prescription, let us know and we will either match or beat that price.
Ask if there are medicines you can take just once or twice a day to replace any that you take 3 or 4 times a day.
Ask if there are any pills you can take that combine two or more of your medicines.
Ask if any of the medicines you take can be stopped.
Ask for help matching your medicine schedule with your daily routines, such as eating meals and going to bed.
Use a pill organizer.
Set a reminder alarm on your smartphone.
Ask if the company who makes your medicine has any special programs to help you remember.
Ask how long the side effects will last; some side effects go away after you’ve been taking a medicine for a few weeks or so.
Ask what you can do to prevent the side effects or make them easier to deal with.
Ask if there is a similar medicine that won’t have the side effect you don’t like.