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Does a pharmacist advise people to follow the prescribed dosages?

Goldina Erowele
Caregiving

Absolutely, by working together with your prescriber - physician or nurse practitioner. Pharmacists are medication experts - they review all prescriptions or medication order to make sure the dose, frequency (how often one takes the medication) are appropriate. This is called drug utilization review. They also review for drug related problems such as drug-drug/herbal/OTC interactions, therapeutic duplication, contraindications and dosing per body weight.

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