How can your pharmacist help you manage your heart health?

Welcome to “A Virtual Q&A with Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacists”! Join our pharmacists as they answer your questions on various health and medication topics.

How can your pharmacist help you manage your heart health?

Heart health is so important for everyone, especially these days if you're not able to see your doctor or your primary care physician on a regular basis. Your pharmacist is able to keep track of all of your medications and ensure that they are working well together and that they are safe for you. One thing that we are able to do is keep track of medications for cholesterol, for cardiovascular health, for blood pressure, all of which of course affects your heart health. The other thing that we can do is provide a medication review, which we sit down and we look at all of your medications including over the counter medications, which can also affect your cardiovascular health. Once we do that, we’re able to coordinate with your doctor or other prescribers to ensure that what you are taking is the right medication for you and for your heart health. There’s many things that can affect your heart health, one of those is smoking. So, by providing smoking cessation services in our store, our pharmacy team is able to improve your health, make sure your cardiovascular health is up to date and that we are avoiding any risk factors for you.

Whether you have questions about your prescription medications, over-the-counter products, immunizations, or other health concerns, our pharmacists are here to help.

The information provided is for personal use, reference and education only and is not intended to be a substitute for a physician’s advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your healthcare professional for specific information on personal health matters.

This information included in this recording is correct as of February 19th, 2021.