June RX Newsletter

Jun 1, 2022, 4:28:36 PM

Staying hydrated is important all year but especially during the hot summer months. Did you know that 20% of our water consumption comes from the food we eat? The following foods have high water content, helping you to stay hydrated AND full, from EatThis, NotThat. A bonus, the majority of these can be grown in your garden.

Can be locally grown

  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini
  • Watermelon
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe
  • Eggplant
  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Cauliflower

Delicious but not local

  • Pineapple
  • Starfruit
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi
  • Jicama

Other benefits of drinking water and staying hydrated:

  • Carries nutrients and oxygen to your cells
  • Flushes bacteria from your bladder
  • Aids digestion
  • Helps prevent constipation
  • Normalizes blood pressure
  • Stabilizes the heartbeat
  • Cushioning joints
  • Protects organs and tissues

Birth Control Prescriptions in one visit

The role of pharmacists in Utah continues to expand. Utah passed the Utah Hormonal Contraceptive Law, Family Planning Access Act Utah Code 26-64-104 which authorizes trained pharmacists to write and dispense birth control prescriptions to female patients 18 years and older.

Once qualified, prescriptions for birth control issued by the pharmacy can be filled for up to a total of 2 years (One 12-month supply prescription with up to one renewal based upon a follow-up pharmacist consultation). The self-administered hormonal contraceptives options include birth control tablets, patch, and vaginal ring. This service does not include IUD or injectable birth control, please visit your doctor for additional options available.

Contraceptives are very effective when used correctly. Pharmacists will counsel patients on the proper use of contraceptives and what to do if a contraceptive dose is missed. Pharmacists can also discuss changing the type of hormonal contraceptive if the patient experiences side effects.

Patients are encouraged to visit with their primary care provider on a regular basis for all recommended check-ups. Per Utah State Law, patients must attest they have met with a healthcare provider every 2 years to participate in a Pharmacy Hormonal Contraceptive program. Prescription hormonal contraception (birth control) does not alleviate the need for other health screenings that only your doctor can provide.

Save a trip by using MedSync

If you take multiple medications and find yourself visiting the pharmacy at different times to pick them up, have you considered our MedSync program?. MedSync is a convenient service that aligns all your prescription refills for pickup on the same day each month. This helps ensure you don’t miss any medication doses and consolidates your trips to the pharmacy.

Our program can help you if you:

  • Fill three or more prescriptions
  • Are looking for a more convenient solution
  • Scheduled refills without needing to contact the pharmacy

To enroll, simply chat with your pharmacist. This service is free and only takes a few minutes to enroll. Learn more >>