COCOMMUNITY HEALTH CORNERWith Chief Pharmacist, Samantha Holm at Thrifty WhitePharmacy, 120 West Main Street in Valley City.What do you know about opioids? -Should I be worried about myself or loved-one using prescriptionopioid medications?Prescription opioids are medications that are used for pain management following surgeryaccidents, and occasionally chronic pain relief. Opioids are indicated for moderate to severepain relief and may pose a risk of serious side effects. One of the most ooncerning drawbacksto opioid use is the risk of overdose. Thrifty White Pharmacy has implemented ONE Rx tohelp optimize patient safety during opioid utilization. ONE Rx is an educational tool to assistthe pharmacist in enhanced medication counseling and prevention of adverse side effectsthat may be associated with opioid medications. This additionaleducation through ONE Rx helps your pharmacist communicatetechniques for optimal medication usage and ways to preventONEROpiold and Nolaxone EducotionThese are examples of what your pharmacistmay discuss with you during opioid medication use:1. How to dispose of your opioid medication once your treatment is completed2. The possibility of filling only a portion of your pain medication and returning to refillthe remaining portion only if you need to continue therapy3. How to prevent accidental opiold overdose and ways to aid in preventing side effectsuring treatment.4. Educating you and your significant other about identifying symptoms relating totoo much' pain medication use during treatment.5. Options for obtaining emergency medication (naloxone) to have at home for reversalof accidental opioid overdose6. If you do not feel comfortable using an opioid, the pharmacist can also communicatewith your physician about alternative pain medications that may be safer for you.What individuals have a higher risk of accidental overdose toopioid medications?1. Male gender2. oider age3, Using oplolds while treating certain medical conditions(ie. asthma, depression, liver dsease, sleep apnea, or COPD)4, Using high prescribed doses of oploids5. Using certain medications with opioids (i.e. sleeping medication or muscle relaxers)It is estimated that up to 30% of individuals that useopioid medications are at risk for accidental overdose.Talk with you Thrifty White Pharmacist today!NOW OPEN IN OUR NEW LOCATIONO Employee Owned120 West Main StreetValley City, ND(701) 845-1763PHARMACYSTORE HOURS: Mon Fri: 9am 6pm Sat: 9am 1pm Sun: Closedeur oINE htineDgtorwonindlugsire.om

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CO COMMUNITY HEALTH CORNER With Chief Pharmacist, Samantha Holm at Thrifty White Pharmacy, 120 West Main Street in Valley City. What do you know about opioids? - Should I be worried about myself or loved-one using prescription opioid medications? Prescription opioids are medications that are used for pain management following surgery accidents, and occasionally chronic pain relief. Opioids are indicated for moderate to severe pain relief and may pose a risk of serious side effects. One of the most ooncerning drawbacks to opioid use is the risk of overdose. Thrifty White Pharmacy has implemented ONE Rx to help optimize patient safety during opioid utilization. ONE Rx is an educational tool to assist the pharmacist in enhanced medication counseling and prevention of adverse side effects that may be associated with opioid medications. This additional education through ONE Rx helps your pharmacist communicate techniques for optimal medication usage and ways to prevent ONER Opiold and Nolaxone Educotion These are examples of what your pharmacist may discuss with you during opioid medication use: 1. How to dispose of your opioid medication once your treatment is completed 2. The possibility of filling only a portion of your pain medication and returning to refill the remaining portion only if you need to continue therapy 3. How to prevent accidental opiold overdose and ways to aid in preventing side effects uring treatment. 4. Educating you and your significant other about identifying symptoms relating to too much' pain medication use during treatment. 5. Options for obtaining emergency medication (naloxone) to have at home for reversal of accidental opioid overdose 6. If you do not feel comfortable using an opioid, the pharmacist can also communicate with your physician about alternative pain medications that may be safer for you. What individuals have a higher risk of accidental overdose to opioid medications? 1. Male gender 2. oider age 3, Using oplolds while treating certain medical conditions (ie. asthma, depression, liver dsease, sleep apnea, or COPD) 4, Using high prescribed doses of oploids 5. Using certain medications with opioids (i.e. sleeping medication or muscle relaxers) It is estimated that up to 30% of individuals that use opioid medications are at risk for accidental overdose. Talk with you Thrifty White Pharmacist today! NOW OPEN IN OUR NEW LOCATION O Employee Owned 120 West Main Street Valley City, ND (701) 845-1763 PHARMACY STORE HOURS: Mon Fri: 9am 6pm Sat: 9am 1pm Sun: Closed eur oINE htineDgtor wonindlugsire.om

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