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Insomnia side effects during COVID-19

MedSavvy pharmacist team virtually identifies insomnia symptoms potentially caused by medication for a user at no extra cost, and possibly saving them an additional doctors visit! 

During these times of COVID-19, we may not all be on our regular sleep schedules. Sometimes, this can lead to insomnia. Insomnia is caused by a number of different factors, but in one of our user’s cases- their insomnia may have been triggered or worsened due to the medication they were taking.  

mktg solutionsMedSavvy offers a virtual medicine cabinet, where users can store their entire list of medications , then receive an online pharmacist consultation to answer questions, plus review their medications to check for safety and cost options. MedSavvy users can also easily compare costs, grades, and side effects on their own.  

In this past week, a MedSavvy user was having issues with insomnia, and requested a review of the drug, Clonazepam, for effectiveness with insomnia. Our MedSavvy pharmacist was able to investigate the user's virtual medicine cabinet and see that the only drug the user had listed was, Modafinil. Modafinil is a medication which frequently causes insomnia and anxiety. Our pharmacist provided the user with the side effects of their listed medication, as well as the timing and dosage, which was potentially contributing to their insomnia. The pharmacist additionally recommended the user speak with their doctor first and address their issues of insomnia and other drugs they are taking, before starting a new medication. 

 

 

 

About MedSavvy 
MedSavvy is a unique and innovative employee benefit that helps employers and employees save on medication costs, while improving health and therefore productivity. MedSavvy provides employees with online access to medication costs, quality, and side effects in side-by-side comparisons. Additionally, our team of pharmacists provide online consultations and grade medications using a rigorous evidence-based system. MedSavvy integrates with your existing pharmacy benefit plan as well, and the costs are customized to your health plan and location!  

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