AskRx is a service of the Nebraska Pharmacists Association. With AskRx, you may ask questions about drugs or drug interactions and receive a personal e-mail reply from a pharmacist. This feature is available to individuals from Nebraska who are registered with Answers4Families. If you have not created an account, you may do so here.
Registered Users: If you have an Answers4Families account and are logged in, you will be taken directly to the AskRx page.
Registered Users: If you have an Answers4Families account, and have not logged in, you will be directed to the Answers4Families Account Services login page. Please enter your username and password. You will be redirected back to the AskRx page automatically.
Non-Registered Users: If you do not have an Answers4Families account, you will be directed to the Answers4Families Account Services login page. Once you are on this page, please click on "Register" and follow the prompts. You will be asked information such as your name, e-mail address and location. If you have any concerns about providing this information, visit our privacy page. Once you have created an account you will be redirected to the AskRx page.
- Once you are at the AskRx page, your e-mail address will show up in the "From" line and AskRx will be in the "To" line. Fill in the subject line.
- Type your message in the box.
- When your message is ready and you have looked it over one last time, click on the "Send Mail" button.
- Be sure to check your own e-mail for a response. The pharmacists usually respond promptly or will let you know if your question requires more time.
Talking to Your Pharmacist
Use these tips for talking with your pharmacist. Your pharmacist can help you learn how to use your prescription and nonprescription medicines safely. Up to half of all people take their medication ineffectively because of missing information. Communication is key. You can download "A Dozen Questions to Help You Understand Your Medicines" and take it with you on your next visit to your doctor or pharmacist. Here are some pointers on what information to give and get:
TELL your pharmacist:
- About all medications and supplements you take. Keeping accurate records will help your pharmacist guide you on how to take medication safely.
- If you have ever had any problems taking medication alone or in combination with dietary supplements, foods or other treatments.
- If you’re had any difficulty with your medications, such as trouble reading labels or swallowing pills, forgetting does, or inability to pay for your medication.
- If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
ASK your pharmacist:
- How to use a new medication. Helpful questions might include: When should I take the medication? Should I take it with food? What are the side effects and what should I do about them?
- If there are any special instructions for use of a medicine, such as avoidance of other drugs, supplements, foods, drinks or activities.
- If children’s medications can be flavored to make them taste better.