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MedSavvy Pharmacist Discovered Bad Combination of Meds for User

There are thousands of medications that people will take for different medical conditions. There’s blood pressure medication, respiratory medication, antidepressants, etc. They all have their own medical benefits and side effects. However, sometimes when you’re prescribed various medications, the side effects from one can impact other medical conditions. A MedSavvy pharmacist was able to catch a bad combo for one man who tried to commit suicide twice.  

Pharmacist helps man find alternative medication for his depressionJoe*, a 35-year-old who suffers from severe depression, takes medication to help cope with severe depression in addition to other meds. However, when his wife saw he wasn’t getting any better, she reached out to MedSavvy’s readily available pharmacist team.  

All of Joe’s prescriptions were loaded into MedSavvy’s virtual medicine cabinet based on his insurance claims to help our pharmacists see what medications he was taking. Our pharmacist was able to determine that Joe’s medication he takes for his heart condition is known to worsen depression in some people. The pharmacist was able to help Joe’s wife find an equally effective, affordable medication for his heart condition. 

Joe’s wife took the recommendations to Joe’s cardiologist, who immediately made the change. 

*Name has been changed to protect the identity of the patient. 

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MedSavvy is an innovative employee benefit that helps employers and employees save on medication costs, while improving health. MedSavvy provides online medication costs, grades, and quality in side-by-side comparisons, plus safety/cost alerts and online pharmacist consultations. MedSavvy integrates with your pharmacy benefit plan, and costs are customized to your health plan and location!

 

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