Good Day Pharmacy will now offer oral semaglutide as a medication that can be compounded on site and dispensed to patients. You may be familiar with Semaglutide by its injectable brand names Ozempic and Wegovy. Although these medications were originally produced to treat patients with type 2 diabetes, their role within the field of medicine has expanded into the treatment of obesity.
In 2017 Novo Nordisk first released Ozempic (a once weekly semaglutide injection) for type 2 diabetes and it was a smash hit. The medication showed that it was safe and effective as a diabetes treatment,...more
On August 21st, 2023, the FDA approved Abrysvo to be used in pregnant individuals at 32 to 36 weeks gestational age. This vaccine, manufactured by Pfizer, is used to protect infants against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) from birth until 6 months of age. In healthy children and adults RSV is usually not typically a cause for a visit to the emergency department. However, in infants younger than 6 months and adults older than 60, it can cause serious lower respiratory tract infections requiring medical treatment. Because these populations are more vulnerable to RSV infections, the...more
What is it?
- Wegovy (semaglutide) is a once-weekly injectable prescription medication designed to help adults and children aged 12 years and older lose weight. On average, adults taking Wegovy lost roughly 15% body weight when used alongside a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity.
How does it work?
- This medication may help you lose weight by reducing appetite and slowing digestion. As a result, you will feel fuller longer and eat less throughout the day. Additionally, some patients may see improvements in weight-related...more
What does “generic” mean?: Generic medications are medications with the same active ingredient as the original branded product. Generics are generally sold by manufacturers other than the pharmaceutical companies who develop the drugs. For example, Lipitor was the name of the original branded drug created by Pfizer, and now it is manufactured under the generic name Atorvastatin by a number of companies. The drugs have to be proven by the FDA to perform the same clinical function safely before being approved for production and distribution. Drugs usually have a 20-year...more
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recently approved Narcan® nasal spray, generic naloxone, for over-the-counter (OTC) use. Naloxone is a medication that quickly reverses the effects of opioid overdose. Manufacturers will begin converting Narcan® from prescription to OTC, which may take several months. Narcan nasal spray is predicted to be available in various locations, including convenience stores, grocery stores, vending machines, and gas stations, by late summer 2023.
Naloxone saves thousands of lives each year due to opioid overdose. Naloxone can reverse the overdose effects...more
Unfortunately, drug shortages are not new to pharmacists and your team of Good Day pharmacists and technicians work to combat them daily. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated many of these shortages such as antibiotics, flu medicine, children's acetaminophen, and ibuprofen shortages over the past winter. Also, since October of 2022 we have been facing a nationwide shortage of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications such as Adderall, Vyvanse, Ritalin and their generic counterparts and alternatives. There appears to be no immediate end in sight according to multiple...more
Like many pharmacies today, we are always wondering how we will have enough time in the day to focus on what our patients really need! They need our knowledge and expertise in providing clinical services and not just filling their medications. Well for us, the answer is medsync. It has been wonderful at streamlining our workflow process. It has allowed us the opportunity to be more proactive and less reactive in filling medications. Medsync has granted us more time in the day to focus on all the services we want to provide to our patients.
At a couple of our retail locations,...more
Information was just released by Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing regarding vitamin D supplementation recommendations for older adults. "Vitamin D supplementation has been shown to have modest beneficial effects in older adults in reducing falls, fractures and perhaps other maladies such as respiratory infections, possibly including COVID-19. At this time, there are no definitive studies to indicate vitamin D supplementation prevents COVID-19 infection, or reduces severity of illness; however, there are studies showing an association between low vitamin D...more
EpiPens with a current expiration date between Feb 2019 - Oct 2020 have been granted an extended 4 month expiration from the FDA. This means, your EpiPen will last you 4 months from it's prior expiration if it falls between the dates mentioned above. If you have questions, feel free to call us or ask the next time you visit our Northern Colorado local pharmacy!more