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This is Why Your Cardiologist Prescribes You All Those Meds

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This is Why Your Cardiologist Prescribes You All Those Meds

In your younger years, you only visited the pharmacy to pick up a single prescription. The prescription was often temporary, but, with age, taking medication became more of a way of life. As time took its natural toll on the body, different doctors stepped in to address these concerns.

Today, heart disease is one of the most prevalent health problems in the United States. About 84 million people suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, and almost one out of every three deaths results from cardiovascular disease, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Studies show that people with heart disease are the most likely to be taking multiple medications because cardiologists follow strict guidelines on how to treat disease.

 

Cardiologists Have Many Tools at Their Disposal

These specialists treat patients for a wide range of heart problems. Often, the cardiologist prescribes dosages of medication from the arsenal of drugs available. You probably know many of the names:

  •       Beta-blockers
  •       Calcium-blockers
  •       Blood thinners
  •       Diuretics
  •       ACE inhibitors

 

It Is Easy To Make a Mistake When Taking Your Medication

Now you have a prescription from all your doctors, you will need to fill it at a pharmacy and follow the specific instruction from your pharmacist. Patients with the most prescriptions are at the highest risk of error. Taking five or more medications increases the risk of adverse drug events by 88 percent.  An estimated 10 percent to 30 percent of senior hospital admissions involve medication. The penalty for improperly handling your prescriptions can be steep.

 

You Have Become a Pharmacist

You are always doing something with your medications. One prescription always needs refilling. You place tablets into the little compartments in your pill box so that every dosage for the week is ready to take. You must make sure that every pill goes where it belongs. It’s dangerous to lose track of where you left off, and you can only hope you got it right.

 

Simplify the Way You Take Medication

Let MedBox modernize the way you manage your health. Check out these answers to some of the most frequently asked questions:

  •       Pharmacists, technicians, and computers pack and verify your orders.
  •       MedBox accepts Medicare and most insurances
  •       Co-pays stay the same.
  •       Delivery is free.
  •       You can include non-prescription medications and supplements.
  •       They will split pills if necessary. Contact MedBox today. Call (800) 270-7091 or use the online contact form.