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Answers to Common Medication-Related Questions

Ask an ExactCare Pharmacist

Everyone has questions from time to time about their medications. Your pharmacist is a great resource to help answer these types of questions! Pharmacists are the medication experts on your healthcare team. They have extensive education about medications, how they interact with one another, and how they can support your health. Here, we provide some answers to common medication-related questions featuring one of ExactCare’s own clinical pharmacists, Reeya Patel, PharmD, BCMTMS.


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I’m traveling and forgot my medications. What now?

When we travel, we get so busy that we forget important things like our medication. Are you worried about forgetting your medication when you travel?

Don’t worry. There are some things you can do if this happens to you.

How you can prepare

Here are a few tips for how to get your medication ready to take with you:

  • Pack enough medication to last through your entire trip.
  • Write down what medication you take and how much.
  • Keep a copy of your prescriptions with you.
  • Pack your medication in its original labeled container.

Being prepared will make situations like this easier to handle.

Here is what you can do if you forget your medications

  1. Call your doctor or pharmacy for a short supply.
    A short supply of prescribed medication is a limited amount that will last you until you are back from your travels.
    A doctor can send it to you or work with a nearby pharmacy to get you what you need.
  2. Ask for an emergency supply.
    This is for medication that can put your health at risk if you do not have access to it and urgently need it.
    Your doctor will need to authorize the emergency supply before the pharmacy can give you the medication.
    In some cases, a pharmacy might give you one if you have a valid prescription on file. This depends on local rules and what kind of medication you need.

Both options ensure you will not have to go without taking your medication.

Call your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure what you should do. They will find the best solution for you.

If you are an ExactCare patient and have questions about your medication, give us a call at 1-877-355-7225. Our pharmacists are here to help!

Information featured on the ExactCare website, including the Ask a Pharmacist page, should not be considered medical advice. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for advice regarding your personal health situation. If ExactCare is your pharmacy, call us directly to talk to your pharmacist: 1-877-355-7225


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