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November 6, 2023

Medication therapy management is a program provided by our pharmacy to make sure patients are receiving the best medications for their health needs. This service is provided by our expert pharmacy team to help you live a healthier, happier life. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about our medication therapy management program and how you may benefit from this service.

Medication Therapy Management: What Is It?

Medication therapy management, often referred to as MTM, is a program designed to help you manage your medications and health conditions. Through this program, our pharmacists can monitor your treatment progress and determine whether or not medications are working as intended for your health. The goal of medication therapy management is to optimize the outcomes of medications and therapies for patients as individuals.

How Does It Work?

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During a medication therapy management consultation, a pharmacist will meet with you to discuss all your medications, including prescriptions, vitamins and supplements, and over-the-counter medications. The pharmacist will be able to let you know if there are any interactions or possible side effects and then suggest changes as needed if those arise. If any issues are discovered, we will work with your healthcare providers to make beneficial changes to your treatment. Your medications can be monitored throughout your treatment to make sure they are providing the intended benefits.

Benefits of Medication Therapy Management

There are many reasons to utilize medication therapy management. You may benefit from this program if you have been prescribed several medications for multiple health conditions, as we can help you keep track of it all. If you are experiencing any side effects to your medications, we can help you manage them or suggest alternative medications. Sometimes medications may not work as intended for various reasons, so we can help you monitor your treatment progress to make sure you are getting the most out of your medication regimen. You can also ask questions about your health conditions and get advice on ways to improve your health through means other than medication. Medication therapy management will help you better manage both your medications and health conditions so you can feel better and live a healthier life.

Is Medication Therapy Management Right for You?

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Medication therapy management has proven to be helpful for many patients. If you’re wondering if you could benefit from this program, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you taking several medications for multiple different health conditions?
  • Do you find it difficult to manage your medications and health conditions?
  • Are you experiencing any side effects from your medications?
  • Are there any questions you would like to ask about your medications?
  • Are you interested in learning more about the best ways to take your medications to get the most from them?
  • Do any of your medications require close monitoring?
  • Have you been hospitalized recently?
  • Are you interested in staying up-to-date on recommended vaccines?
  • Would you like a complete list of the medications you take for your personal use?
  • Do you have any concerns about medication costs?
  • Are you interested in learning more about diet and exercise?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from our medication therapy management program. Our knowledgeable pharmacists can make sure you are getting the most out of the medications you are taking as well as help you manage your health more effectively. If you are interested in reducing the stress and difficulty of managing your medications and health conditions, reach out to Lakeland Drug Company today to schedule a medication therapy management session with one of our expert pharmacists.