Frequently Asked Questions

These questions & answers are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

How should I dispose of outdated prescriptions?

Just bring them in and we will dispose of them safely at no charge.

Can I take some of my spouse’s medication for my back pain?

You should never take someone else’s medication. Please consult with your doctor to receive your own prescription and to be assured that you are getting the right medication for you.

Why are some medications to be taken with meals or food?

Some medications my cause upset in an empty stomach, and are best absorbed when combined with food. Please read the directions for your medication.

I am going south and need to cross the border with my medications. What should I do?

If you’re on medication when you travel to the United States, please keep the medication in the original package. If the medication contains narcotics (such as codeine) please have your doctor provide a note (in English) describing the prescription dosage, and the reason for the medication. The note should have a telephone number where the doctor can be reached for verification.

If I feel better in a few days, do I need to keep taking my prescription?

Your doctor has selected a treatment for a given period and stopping your medication before it is finished may not give the expected results.

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