Health & Wellness Fair to include Brown Bag Medication Review
Seventy percent of all Americans take one medication per day, and more
than half take at least two. While medicines help us get well, improperly
used, they can also make us sick. Experts report that the likelihood of
medication errors occurring decreases substantially when patients are
well informed about their medications.
Southeast Georgia Health System is offering the community an opportunity
to meet with pharmacists for a one-on-one discussion of their medication
regimen during the Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, June
11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Brunswick High School, 3885 Altama Avenue.
To participate, put all of your medications, prescription, over-the-counter
and vitamins or supplements, in a brown bag and bring them with you to
the health fair. A pharmacist will privately discuss any concerns or questions
you may have about your medications and vitamins, as well as herbal and
food supplements, and how these medications and supplements might interact
or limit effectiveness.
To better prepare for the discussion, think about the questions you might
wish to ask during the medication review:
- How will this medication help me?
- What side effects might occur?
- What are the long-term affects if I use the medication for an extended
period of time?
- How do all of my medications interact together, and is my regimen safe?
- Should I avoid any foods or beverages while taking the medication?
- What is the best time of the day to take each medication?
- Should I take the medication on an empty stomach, in the morning or evening,
and how often?
- How long should it take for the medication to begin working, and what should
I expect when this happens?
“Our goal is to ensure individuals understand their medications
and are taking medications correctly and safely,” says Laura Limburg,
PharmD, pharmacy clinical coordinator, Southeast Georgia Health System.
Meet Pharmacist Laura Limburg at the Southeast Georgia Health System Community
Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Brunswick
High School. Limburg will be one of the pharmacists on hand from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. to provide free Brown Bag Medication Reviews. Bring all your
medication bottles, both prescription and over-the-counter, in a brown
bag to have a pharmacist discuss your medications with you, including
possible drug interactions. For more information about the Community Health
and Wellness Fair, visit