Always keep a current list of medications (包括過度的櫃檯或維生素, 草藥, 或補充) 如果引用任何藥店員工有疑問的
Make sure your insurance information is up to date with your pharmacy. Your pharmacy cannot bill your health plan for the medications if the information isn’t accurate
Be sure to contact your doctor before your prescription expires. 那樣, your doctor can submit a new prescription before you run out of medication
Be sure to pay attention to your phone calls. 經常, specialty pharmacies will call you before shipping your medication to confirm delivery. Make sure you check your voice messages frequently in case the pharmacy has been trying to reach you
If you are using a mail order pharmacy for maintenance medication, call two weeks before you run out of medication so you don’t have to worry. 如果時間短, you can pay for priority shipping to get the medication sooner. If you do run out, most plans have a provision for you to go to a retail pharmacy and get a limited supply to hold you over until the medication arrives in the mail
Keep a calendar of when you should get refills so you can track when to call and re-order them
旅行的時候提前計劃. 郵購或專業藥店經常可以運送你的藥品到另一個位置. For medicines that require special care, 如製冷, it is important that you are there to receive the shipment. You will need to promptly refrigerate the medicines or address any other special handling needs
Make sure to let your all of your pharmacies know if you have been prescribed a new medication. Even if you aren’t filling the prescription at that particular pharmacy, 每家藥店必須有自己的藥物的當前列表, vitamins, 和補充，以觀察藥物相互作用.
在同樣, 如果你的醫生中止藥物, make sure to let your pharmacies know so you don’t continue to get refills, especially if your medication is set to auto-refill. Having extra medication around the house isn’t good, 它會節省你的錢與藥劑前期停止處方.