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Prescription Dispensary

Prescription Dispensation Q & A

Prescription dispensation gives you fast and convenient access to your medications.

Upper Echelon Medical prescribes medications from their clinic at wholesale prices, saving patients hundreds of dollars every month.

Medications are essential in the treatment of many medical conditions. You might need a short course of medicine to treat a specific disease, like a bacterial or fungal infection. Or, if you have a chronic condition, you might require long-term prescriptions. Pain medications can also be invaluable.

Many medications are pills or capsules that you swallow with water. You might have to take them before or with food. Other medicines might be fluids that you drink, capsules that melt under your tongue, granules that you swallow with water, or suppositories that you insert into your rectum.

Whatever kind of medication is on your prescription, it’s vital to follow all the instructions that come with it. You might suffer from unnecessary side effects, or the medication might not work properly if you don’t.

Some common kinds of medications that you might see on your prescription include:

Antibiotics

Antibiotics kill bacteria. If you have a condition like sinusitis, a urinary tract infection (UTI), or other condition caused by bacteria, the Upper Echelon Medical team might prescribe a suitable antibiotic. It’s vital to complete the entire course and not stop taking your medicine as soon as you start feeling better. Failing to do so allows the bacteria to survive and encourages it to become treatment-resistant.

It’s also important to remember that antibiotics have no effect on viruses, so if you have the flu or a cold, you wouldn’t have antibiotics on your prescription.

Antifungal and antiviral medication

Antifungal medicine kills infections caused by a fungus or yeast. Antiviral medications can help vulnerable people fight off viral infections, but they don’t cure them like antibiotics cure a bacterial infection.

Chronic disease medications

Chronic diseases are ones that last for many months or years. Some are incurable, and require lifelong treatment. Examples of common chronic disease medications include:

  • Insulin or metformin for diabetes
  • Statins for high cholesterol
  • Proton pump inhibitors for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Blood pressure pills
  • Levothyroxine for hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
  • Mesalazine for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Antidepressants like fluoxetine for depression
  • Beta-blockers and nitrates for heart disease

The Upper Echelon Medical team uses medications whenever they are proven necessary and are likely to have a positive impact on your health. They also encourage patients to make better lifestyle choices and use drug-free treatments where appropriate.

To find out more about Upper Echelon Medical’s prescription dispensation service, call the office or book an appointment online today.

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