Mon - Thurs: 8am - 5pmFri: 8am - 12pm

Salish Pharmacy

Welcome to Salish Pharmacy

Our pharmacists are here to answer all of your medication questions. They are a valuable part of your health care team, providing education on what to expect during treatment and how to manage side effects.
Pharmacy Hours:
  • Monday – Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to Noon

Do you have any unwanted or expired mediation and are not sure what to do with them? 

Visit www.med-project.org and you have the option to drop off the medication, mail it back, or attend a take-back event near you.

 

 

Pharmacist

Ryan Glover

 

The Pharmacy Five

The Salish Pharmacy will provide you with monthly tips regarding medication safety, drug interactions, herbal supplements, and self-care. So check back regularly and see if your questions have been answered.

If you have any other pharmacy-related questions, feel free to email:  pharmacy@salishcancercenter.com.

September 2021 Edition

Question 1:  How do I properly store my oral medications when it has been so hot this summer?

Answer: Many medications do not work as intended when left in direct sunlight and high-temperature settings. It is essential to store your oral drugs in a cool, dry place (not in the bathroom) and out of reach of children and pets.

Question 2:  What can I use to keep my hands clean that won’t dry out my already sensitive skin?

Answer: Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizers, while important, can be extremely drying to the skin. I strongly recommend using a fragrance-free hand lotion, cream, or ointments like Cetaphil®, CeraVe®, or Aquaphor® to help prevent cracks and minor cuts in the skin that can develop due to extreme dryness.

Question 3:  What should I use to wipe down surfaces in my home?

Answer: Before purchasing any cleaning products, please consider your sensitivity to scents and chemical additives. In the pharmacy here at Salish Cancer Center, we use 70% isopropyl alcohol to wipe down surfaces to promote safety and wellness and avoid using harsh chemicals that may have offensive odors. 

Question 4:    I know I need to use sunscreen, but how do I know which one to choose?

Answer: Please consider sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. I recommend environmentally friendly, fragrance-free mineral sunscreens, and you can find them at your favorite drugstore. There are many new options on the market for patients of different skin tones if you are concerned about sunscreen leaving an unflattering cast on your skin. Make sure to reapply every two hours while outdoors, and don’t forget to show some sunscreen love to your ears, neck, and hands!

Question 5: I am worried about contracting COVID-19. How can I protect myself?

Answer: I find the website www.cancer.gov to be a fantastic resource. Please visit the website to learn more about navigating the pandemic during and after treatment. Several recommendations include wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth, receiving a COVID-19 vaccination (please make sure to let your doctor know if you are planning to get vaccinated), cleaning your hands regularly, and covering coughs and sneezes.[1] 

 

 

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