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any drugs that cause drowsiness. “Some people
are more sensitive than others,” says Sophia.
Know your drugs
Joseph Hanna, a pharmacist and director of Costco Pharmacy, in Ottawa, urges
people to learn about their medications and
how they may interact with each other.
“Getting all of your medications at one
pharmacy can help identify serious drug
interactions,” he says.
Joseph also recommends getting a com-
plete medication review: bringing in a com-
plete list of your drugs and dosages, and
asking the pharmacist to review them for
potential issues. “A medication review is just
like an annual physical … but for your medi-
cations,” he says. “It’s one of the easiest and
simplest ways for someone to keep track of
Sophia urges people to ask questions.
“The pharmacist is the most accessible health
professional out there. It’s not a bother; it’s
what we’re there for,” she says. C
Barbara Bronson Gray (bbgray@sbcglobal.
net) is a freelance writer based in California
who specializes in topics related to health.
Costco pharmacists will:
• Answer questions about a
drug, any potential interactions
with other medications and
supplements you’re taking, any
food groups to avoid, how to
time your dosages and more
• Talk with you about children’s drugs and over-the-counter medications
• Answer questions about
any medications, even if you
didn’t purchase the drug
through the Costco Pharmacy
• Provide medications just as
other pharmacies do.—BBG
Tips for working with
your Costco pharmacist