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How to Dispose of Unused Medication at Home
 
Unused prescription medications at home should be properly disposed of especially when they are already past their expiry date. Remember that these prescription medications are prescribed for you so even if they are not yet expired, if you no longer need them, you should dispose of them appropriately. Here are methods you can use to get rid of the unused or expired medications you have at home:
 
Flushing Down the Drain
There are meds that are harmful to others. To avoid other people from taking these meds by accident, it is imperative to flush them down the toilet when you don't need them anymore. You will know if your medication requires being flushed through the label.
 
Via Household Trash
It is possible to throw the unused medication together with your other household trash. However, you have to mix those medicine with dirt or cat litter. No one else should take your meds away.
 
Through these methods, you can dispose of those unused drugs that are taking up your medicine cabinet's space. If you need more help in disposing of your prescription medication, give us a call at 281-861-7788.
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The Pharmacist, Physician, and You
 
There are 3 people essential to compounding. There's you who will be taking the medication. There's the physician who will prescribe the meds to you. Lastly, there's the pharmacist who will handle the compounding of your prescription.

Through the cooperation of these 3 people, it is easy to compound a prescription medication tailored exactly for you. #compounding #prescription
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Compounding Medications and FDA Approvals
 
Even compounding medications are subject to the strict monitoring of the FDA. Although the original approval process of the FDA is only for mass-produced meds, the FDA still has guidelines put in place for compounding medication. No need to worry then! Your compounded medicine is definitely safe for you to take. #compounding #prescription #FDA
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What to Ask When Buying Medical Equipment

Medical equipment is essential supplies when you have a patient at home. It is a good thing that most medical equipment you need for home care can be ordered from pharmacies nowadays. If you are buying the equipment yourself though, ensure that you make the right choice on which product to get.

Questions to Ask Before Buying

There are certain questions you should ask if you plan to buy medical equipment. Here are some of them:

- Does the medical equipment need home modifications to support its usage?

- Did the physical therapist/physician/hospital discharge a planner to evaluate the need for that particular medical equipment?

- Do you understand the equipment's instructions for usage and maintenance?

- Is the purchase of the medical equipment covered by your insurance?

Medical supplies and equipment are highly in demand, especially for home care. If you need certain medical equipment for your home, don't hesitate to call us at 281-861-7788.
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Allergy-Causing Ingredients and Compounding

You should know that one of the main uses of compounding is to ensure that the medication you take doesn't have any ingredients you are allergic to. Some of the common allergy-causing ingredients include, but are not limited to, sugar, dyes, preservatives, gluten, and lactose. If you have allergies, better go for compounding to avoid problems. #allergies #compounding #prescription
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Compound Child-Friendly Meds for Kids

Is it difficult to make your child take their medicine? You should opt for child-friendly special medications. SEM Pharmacy Medical Supply and Compounding can help compound your children's prescription with a taste that they will love! Call us today at 281-861-7788 for your requests. #compounding
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Medical Supplies You Can Buy in a Pharmacy

When you are caring for a patient at home, then it is highly likely that you will need to buy medical supplies. Most of the equipment you need in caring for the elderly or for an injured parent can be bought from a pharmacy. Here are some of the medical supplies that you can easily buy in a pharmacy:

Wheelchair

A wheelchair is perhaps the most expensive medical equipment you can buy in a pharmacy. You can choose to pick a manual wheelchair or a powered one. If you are prepared to spend a lot of money and if the one who will use the wheelchair has a particular condition, then you can opt for a customized one as well.

Incontinence Supplies

Incontinence supplies are very cost-effective. However, their significance for patients should not be underestimated. There are different types of incontinence supplies available in pharmacies nowadays. Incontinence supplies include pull-on briefs, adult diapers, disposable pads, drainage bags, and so on.

These are just some of the medical supplies you can find in the pharmacy. If you need a certain equipment, give us a call at 281-861-7788.
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Easy Buys: Baby Care Products for You

Looking to shop for baby care products that are safe for your newborn? SEM Pharmacy Medical Supply and Compounding provides quality baby products just for you. From pacifiers to baby bottles, you can find them in our inventory. Visit us at www.sempharmacy.net to check what baby products we offer. #BabyCare #pharmacy
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Stop Smoking for Your Health
 
Smoking is definitely not good for your body. Do you need help with smoking cessation? SEM Pharmacy Medical Supply and Compounding has affordable products you can use to successfully quit smoking! Call us today at 281-861-7788 to order our smoking cessation products. #smoking #pharmacy
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How to Choose a Good Compounding Pharmacy

For the sake of getting your prescription, it is oftentimes imperative to go to a compounding pharmacy. The compounding pharmacy can recreate a prescription for you if it is no longer available in the market. If the medication needs to be altered to suit your individual needs, the compounding pharmacy can help you, too.

Choosing a good pharmacy is imperative then. With a trustworthy compounding pharmacy, you can rest assured that your medication is tailored to fit your needs. You can have peace of mind that the medication will really work for you.

The Checklist

Here are the things to check when choosing a good compounding pharmacy:
- Is it PCAB accredited?
- Does it comply with the guidelines for sterile compounding at all times?
- Does it buy its pharmaceutical-grade chemicals from suppliers registered by the FDA?
- Are the laboratory technicians working in the pharmacy assessed twice a year for competency?
- Does the pharmacy have a proper system for handling sterility failures, complaints, adverse events, and recalls?

SEM Pharmacy is the perfect choice when you are looking for a compounding pharmacy. If you have a prescription you want us to compound for you, give us a call at 281-861-7788.
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