Knowing Your Meds Can Save Your LifeHealth System Offers Free Brown Bag Medication Review

any people don’t keep track of their medications as well as they should; so, if they become ill or need a medical/surgical procedure performed, they’re not in a good position to advise their physicians on what drugs they are taking. This can have severe, negative consequences. To help combat this problem, Southeast Georgia Health System invites the community to attend a Brown Bag Medication Review event on Friday, Oct. 12, 1-4 p.m. at the Brunswick Multi-purpose Center for the Elderly, 2007 I Street in Brunswick. During the Brown Bag Medication Review, attendees bring all of their prescription medicines, over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements and vitamins in a brown paper bag to learn about their common uses, side-effects and potentially harmful interactions with other medications. A pharmacist or pharmacy student will be on hand to provide a free one-on-one consultation, prepare a current list of medications, and answer questions about the safe and effective use of medications.

The event is open to the public, but limited to 120 people. For more information, please contact Darlene Wymes or Joyce Mitchell at the Brunswick Multi-purpose Center for the Elderly at 912-267-5520.