Q & A with Jeannie Marr

Health Q & A with Jeannie Mar

Q: What can I use to treat my seasonal allergies? A: Pollen levels are extra high this year, and those that suffer from spring allergies may be experiencing uncomfortable symptoms more than ever before. We have good news for you! Our pharmacists can now prescribe prescription strength SUDAFED! That’s right[Read More…]

Health Q & A with Jeannie Marr

Q: I have heard that there have been changes to the recommendations of who should get the HPV vaccine. What are those changes? A: That is correct. The HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an expanded indication (recommendation) for men[Read More…]

Health Q & A with Jeannie Marr

Q: I hear that there is a new shingles shot that has come out. Does Creswell Health Mart Pharmacy carry it and am I eligible to get it? Answer: Yes, we do carry Shingrix. It’s a new shingles vaccine that is 97 percent effective. Stop by any time during business[Read More…]

Health Q & A with Jeannie Marr

Q: Why didn’t my doctor prescribe antibiotics for my cold? A: Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections, and colds are infections caused by viruses. Thus an antibiotic would not be helpful in treating your cold. Sometimes, however, when your body fights off a viral infection its barriers are weakened and you[Read More…]

Health Q&A with Jeannie Marr

Q: What are the benefits of probiotics and should I be taking them? A: Probiotics are “good” bacteria that naturally live in the digestive tract. At Creswell Health Mart Pharmacy, we carry a pharmacist formulated probiotic brand. It is a refrigerated probiotic product containing 20 billion CFU of six different[Read More…]

Health Q&A August: National Immunization Awareness Month

Q: Now that I am getting older, how important are getting immunizations like influenza, pneumonia, tetanus and shingles? A: Great question, especially since August is National Immunization Awareness Month! It is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Communities across[Read More…]

Health Q&A: Compounded Medications for your Pets; What Pet Owners Need to Know

IMAGE STUDIOPETS.COM Q: What is compounding? A: Simply put, compounding is any manipulation of a drug beyond that is described on the drug label. Manipulation might include mixing, diluting, concentrating, flavoring or changing a drug dosage form. Veterinary drugs should only be compounded based on a licensed veterinarian’s prescription, and[Read More…]