FAQ

All You Wanted to Know And More

HOW IS CURTIS FAMILY PHARMACY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PHARMACIES?

We are a locally owned and operated pharmacy which allows us to spend more time with every patient and go the extra mile to ensure you are treated like the person you are and not just another number. We also believe when you aren’t feeling good the last thing you want to do is wait in line, that’s why we strive to get your prescriptions to you as soon as possible. Also, we are a preferred pharmacy for most insurances allowing us to match or BEAT most prices on your prescriptions! With Curtis Family Pharmacy you can expect FAST, QUALITY service with LOW prices!!!

HOW DO I TRANSFER MY PRESCRIPTIONS TO CURTIS FAMILY PHARMACY?

Getting your prescriptions transferred is as easy as 1,2,3. You can call us and give us the verbal authority to transfer from your existing pharmacy, any insurance information you have, your date of birth, phone number, and address and we can take care of the rest! Or you can simply stop by with your old prescription bottles!

HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO WAIT TO HAVE MY PRESCRIPTION FILLED?

Assuming you are a walk-in customer, we try to have your prescription filled within 10-15 minutes, but certain circumstances may extend the fill time. To avoid any delays, you can call ahead or ask for automatic refills to help ensure that your prescription will be ready to be picked up.

I KNOW WHAT TO ASK MY DOCTOR, BUT WHAT KINDS OF QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK MY PHARMACIST?

If you are taking a new medication, you might want to know:

  • What is this medication designed to do to me?

  • How will it function in my body?

  • When do I start taking them?

  • When do I stop taking them?

  • Are there any side effects to look out for?

  • Are there any foods to avoid while taking this medication?

Our pharmacists are always available to answer any questions you may have about your medications. We are here to help you!

WHAT ABOUT GENERIC DRUGS?

Generic drugs are an excellent way to avoid increasing medical costs. All generic medications we use to fill prescriptions are approved and endorsed by the government, meaning they are just as safe and effective as brand names with some having even fewer recalls.

WHAT IF MEDICATIONS MAKE ME TOO SLEEPY?

Some prescription and over-the-counter medications can cause daytime drowsiness. Dosing schedules are a critical way to avoid drowsiness caused by these medications. It is always best to check with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication, especially if you take OTC medication that may not be a part of your medical record.

DOES IT REALLY MATTER WHAT TIME OF DAY YOU TAKE MEDICATIONS?

Sticking closely to dosing schedules—once a day, three times a day, etc.—helps maintain stable drug levels in the body that help maximize the effectiveness of medications.

WHAT VACCINATIONS ARE IMPORTANT FOR SENIORS?

People over age 65 are at higher risk for flu and should check with their doctor about the flu vaccination. Also, anyone over 50 should consider the shingles vaccine. If you don’t catch shingles in time, it has some long-term side effects including possible nerve pain and loss of vision. Also, for seniors 65 and older, the benefits of the pneumococcal vaccine are an important topic to discuss with their doctor.

MY COURSE OF TREATMENT REQUIRES HYPODERMIC NEEDLES (HOUSEHOLD SHARPS). HOW DO I SAFELY DISPOSE OF USED HOUSEHOLD SHARPS?

We have Sharps containers available for sale to dispose of used needles that have been capped or safety locked.

WHAT ARE YOUR STORE HOURS?

We are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 A.M to 5:30 P.M. We are currently closed on the weekends. For an emergency, you can reach us at 318-273-2650

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