Pharmacists: A friend Too
The synonyms of Pharmacists are chemists, druggist and healthcare professionals who dispense the drugs in pharmacy division of hospitals, or in the field of health care related units that are focusing on effective and safe use of medication. Pharmacists undergo graduation level education to understand the physiology, anatomy, mechanism of action of drugs, routes of drugs administration, therapeutic role of drugs, drug delivery systems, biochemical mechanisms, contraindications, therapeutic drug monitoring. Hence the main role Pharmacists to interpret and communicate all the knowledge to patients, physicians, and other health care providers.
Thus pharmacists plays important role in medication management with patients like: Clinical drug monitoring, counseling of patients with undiagnosed or diagnosed conditions, Specialized Monitoring of patient in KF, LF etc, Dispensing and Compounding of medicines, Providing advices over drug regimen, treatment of epidemic and endemic diseases, Pharmaceutical formulations and their contraindications, Physical and chemical incompatibilities, Technical staff in intuitions, oversight of dispensing medicines on prescription, pharmacokinetic evaluation, provider of Pharmacovigilance data to companies, Quality by design make for the formulation and development part of industry, promoting public health by administering immunizations, ensuring correctness of all medication labels including auxiliary labels.
In Today’s scenario focus has been changed. We’re living in hurry of everything like in treatment should be fast, cure should be everlasting and fast etc. Hence medicines prescription and dispensing can no longer domain for doctor only. Therefore the pharmacist should be highly trained in every aspect of medicines. E.g. effective Medication system is so confusing – that drugs should be taken with or without food? and when do they work amximum? Pharmacist should aware of all advice regarding timings, side effects, interactions and contraindication etc. They can assist you in dispensing by creating by dosette box or chart to regularize the prescriptions from your doctor. Pharmacist can advise on branded and non-branded alternatives to the medications without compromising safety or effectiveness.