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Poll: How comfortable are you with knowledge/counseling on OTC vitamins?

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by JamesL1585, Aug 1, 2011.

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How Comfortable are you with your knowledge base on Vitamin supplementation?

  1. I'm very comfortable, I counsel patients all the time and never have to reference.

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  2. I'm pretty comfortable, although I don't know everything and sometimes have to reference things.

    8 vote(s)
    42.1%
  3. I'm not very comfortable, I just look it up or give a very vague answer.

    7 vote(s)
    36.8%
  4. "You know, thats a great question. Ask your doctor."

    3 vote(s)
    15.8%
  1. JamesL1585

    JamesL1585 TheAntiSavior?
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    Hey guys,

    I'm doing a project. Im putting together a patient informational (one of those trifolds you can do on MS word). I chose to do this because my knowledge on vitamins sucks. Class was horrible, and now I'm doing the research and finding out why vitamins are so hard to find! There is hardly no published info on it, and if there is on one particular vitamin, the article might be 450 pages... ya.. no thanks. So this poll is just to see how comfortable you are with your knoweldge base on vitamins.
     
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  3. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 imagine sisyphus happy
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    There needs to be an option for "You weigh 290 lbs and enjoy the typical American diet, I'm sure you get all of the nutrients, minerals, and vitamins you need."
     
  4. owlegrad

    owlegrad Uncontrollable Sarcasm Machine
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    "Here is the perfect MVI for you sir/ma'am. Yes, it has everything you need." :smuggrin:
     
  5. type b pharmD

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    Spent 100 hours in the OTC aisle last year , so.. got it down pat.

    Funniest thing i saw? Someone who had been using orajel on their genital warts for "years".

    Interesting thing I learned from a database , immodium is safe in children even though the box says otherwise.

    One customer asked for "brain pills"., then clarified that they were the things that helped you feel better. Had to refer on that one.
     
  6. owlegrad

    owlegrad Uncontrollable Sarcasm Machine
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    CerebroVit!
     

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