A consultation with your pharmacist doesn't replace a check-up with your doctor. However, it can give you a cushion between the time your prescription ends and the date of your next doctor’s appointment to get a renewal.
Before renewing your prescription, your pharmacist will meet with you first to ask you some questions: Was your treatment prescribed for a chronic health problem? Are you tolerating your medication? Is it effective for you? Are you able to take it as recommended? These questions help the pharmacist, whose goal is to avoid renewing a medication that is no longer right for you and to avoid delays until your next doctor’s appointment if your medication is no longer effective. By renewing your prescription, your pharmacist is assuming professional responsibility for your health to ensure you're getting the best treatment for you.