Have a question about your health?
“Do I need to finish my medication if I already feel better?”
“How soon can I start exercising after having surgery?”
“Do I really need to take that pill on an empty stomach?”
Your Express Scripts Canada pharmacist is a healthcare professional with a wealth of knowledge on a wide range of health topics. If you have a question about your health or medication, chances are, your Express Scripts Canada pharmacist knows the answer.
Or send your question to: AskthePharmacist@express-scripts.com
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Note: We welcome general questions or topics which may be of interest to you, but any questions specific to your health or medications will not be answered and should be directed to your pharmacist or other healthcare professional.
Why is it so bad to take someone else’s medication?
Answer from Express Scripts Canada Pharmacist, Alan Strashok:
This is a common question, and it may be tempting to share medications, especially if you have the same condition. But there are some very good reasons why particular drugs are prescribed for a specific individual, and why it’s never OK to take someone else’s medication.
There are other reasons not to take a ANYTHING that wasn’t prescribed to you. But the main reason is that doctors take great care in considering your overall health and history when prescribing. Only take medication prescribed to you and read the information provided by your pharmacist.
Thanks for your question. Best of luck.
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