AMBER JAR PHARMACY

Health & Healing

6160 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77057

Tel: (713)893-5993
Fax: (713)784-2870

 

 

Amber Jar

Pharmacy

Your health & healing partner. 

 

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    Medication Therapy Management (MTM)

    Medication therapy management is a partnership between AJP pharmacists, the patient (or caregiver) and other health professionals to promote the safe and effective use of medications by addressing Drug-Drug interactions, Drug-Allergy reactions , drug –disease precautions, addressing high dosing and sub-therapeutic dosing, recommendation of alternated medications that would be formulary and more cost effective. When a pharmacist or other health care professional provide Medication Therapy Management services, the patient enjoys several benefits, including:

    - A clear understanding of their medicines: The pharmacist provides a thorough explanation about what each of the patient's medicines (prescription medications, nonprescription drugs available without a doctor's prescription, and dietary supplements such as herbal products, vitamins and minerals, and natural products) is used for, how to take them, and how to use and store them properly.

    - A thorough review of all their medicines (prescription medications, nonprescription drugs available without a doctor's prescription, and dietary supplements such as herbal products, vitamins and minerals, and natural products): A Medication Therapy Review is conducted by the pharmacist to identify and address possible side effects, check for possible allergies, adverse reactions, drug interactions, and opportunities for patients to get the most benefit from medicine therapy.

    - A Personal Medication Record: The pharmacist gets the patient started with a keeping a Personal Medication Record that they can carry with them at all times and the patient can keep up-to-date, so that all health care providers know what medications they are taking and why.

    - A Medication Action Plan: The pharmacist gets the patient started on becoming an active participant in his or her own care. The patient receives a Medication Action Plan, which is their personalized easy-to-use guide, allowing them to identify important medication and health concerns, what they need to do to address the concerns and how they can track their actions and their progress.