Monitoring your blood pressure
You have hypertension and your doctor prescribed medication? Your pharmacist is always available to answer your questions.
Your pharmacist, your ally
In fact, he is your best ally to optimize your treatment. By consulting him, you benefit from many advantages:
- You benefit from professional support, tailored to your needs.
- You avoid waiting at a clinic.
- You are given a booklet with a compilation of your blood pressure measurements.
- Your pharmacist will see to follow-ups, in collaboration with your physician.
- All your questions will be easily answered.
Your pharmacist is there for you!
Generally, hypertension does not present symptoms, but damage to your body can be significant. This disease can even cause serious problems. Accordingly, it is critical to properly treat the disease to prevent subsequent complications. You should never stop an ongoing treatment without discussing it with your pharmacist.
Your pharmacist can adjust the dose of your medicine based on its effectiveness or side effects. If needed, your pharmacist will obtain the treatment objectives, limits and contraindications from the professional responsible for the follow-up of your condition. Don’t hesitate to ask your physician ou the professional responsible for the follow-up to write down your blood pressure control targets on your prescription.
You and your pharmacist will then schedule an initial meeting to determine your treatment plan and any necessary follow-ups. At subsequent meetings, your pharmacist will be able to adjust your medication based on your blood pressure and side effects.
Your pharmacist is always available to answer your questions. Don’t hesitate to ask.