A pharmacist is an important medical worker who aids physicians, dentists and veterinarians by dispensing appropriate medications to patients. Some pharmacists may also specialize in pharmaceutical research, or in marketing and sales of particular medications for a company. Many in this field work in drug, department or retail store settings, and many more work in hospital settings. They are specialists in their knowledge of medications, and must always be furthering their education in this area since new medications are developed all the time.
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Here are some questions to ask your pharmacist.
Does this medication require special storage conditions (for example, room temperature or refrigeration)?
How many times a day should it be given? Should it be given with food? Without food?
Should my child avoid certain foods (such as dairy products) when taking this medication?
Are there special side effects that I should look for? What should I do if I notice any of these side effects?
Should I take special precautions, such as avoiding exposure to sunlight, when taking this medication?
What should I do if I skip a dose?
Is it OK to cut pills in half or crush them to mix into foods?