Editor’s note: The following information is a continutation of frequently asked questions and information regarding Kenner’s pharmacy operation.

What are the Pharmacy’s Hours of Operation?

Monday - 7 a.m- 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday - 7 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

Wednesday - 7:30 am.- 4:30 p.m.

Thursday – 7-11:30 a.m.

Friday – 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Closed Saturday, Sunday and all Federal Holidays

I am new to Fort Lee and have prescriptions from the military treatment facility at my last assignment. How do I get my medications from the pharmacy? You should call or visit the pharmacy several days before you run out of your medication(s) to find out if the pharmacy has your medication(s). A staff member will be glad to help you to make your transition to Fort Lee as smooth and problem-free as possible

Understanding Your Medicines

Did you know that taking your medications properly is one of the best ways to avoid future health care costs? Each year, thousands of people end up in the hospital, fail to get better, and spend more money than they have to simply because they do not take their medications properly. Medicines today have great power to heal and to improve the quality of life for millions of Americans. Medications may also do serious harm if not taken correctly. The pharmacist is a key health care professional in helping people achieve the best results from their medications. By speaking with their pharmacists about their medicines, patients can ensure healthy results. Pharmacists can educate you about your medications, both prescription and nonprescription. Every person should be able to answer the following questions before taking any new medication.

What is the name of the medication and what is it supposed to do?

• When and how do I take it?

• How long should I take it?

• Does this medication contain anything that can cause an allergic reaction?

• Should I avoid alcohol, any ther medicines, foods, and/or activities?

• Should I expect any side effects?

• Is it safe to become pregnant or to breast-feed while taking this medication?

•How should I store my medications?

Safety Tips from Your Pharmacist

• Be sure that your name is on every container of medication.

• Never take a medication out of its original container to store it.

Read the entire label every time you take medication yourself or give medication to a family member.

• Throw away any medicine that has not been used in six months.

• Do not share medicines. Medication should be taken only by the patient for whom it was prescribed.

Keep a permanent list of all medications taken by each family member as part of your family’s history.

• Watch carefully how any new medication affects you. If you notice something unusual (not the desired effect) after starting a new medication, such as a rash, dizziness, etc., contact your provider. More serious problems may require emergency care.

•Do not take over-the-counter medications, herbals, ecetera, without checking with your provider or Pharmacist. These items may interact adversely with your prescription medications.

“Brown Bag” Medication Review

KAHC Pharmacy Service has pharmacists available for personal consultations to ensure that each person is not using or storing expired medications and is not taking medications that, when taken together, could cause unwanted side effects. Patients may schedule an appointment for a medication review by calling the pharmacy at 804)-734-9137.