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Pharmacists urge prescription preparedness ahead of Irma

Check that you have all medications before leaving home (Source: WALB) Check that you have all medications before leaving home (Source: WALB)
Some insurers might issue overrides to those who forgot medications (Source: WALB) Some insurers might issue overrides to those who forgot medications (Source: WALB)
U-Save-It Pharmacy is urging people to be prepared ahead of Irma (Source: WALB) U-Save-It Pharmacy is urging people to be prepared ahead of Irma (Source: WALB)
Betsy Urick (Source: WALB) Betsy Urick (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Pharmacists are urging people to make plans for prescription medications ahead of Hurricane Irma's expected arrival.

They recommend people refill prescriptions that are low, double check they have all needed medications before leaving home, and keep them in a waterproof bag, if possible.

Those with medications needing refrigeration should check with a doctor to see what they should do, in case of a power outage.

"There are several medications that are safe at room temperature, but its always good to check with your pharmacist or your doctor to make sure that they are in that category," said Betsy Urick, pharmacist at U-Save-It Pharmacy in Albany.

Urick said they're prepared to handle extra calls from evacuees needing to fill prescriptions they may have forgotten.

She says some insurers may allow overrides for those who forgot their medications in emergency situations.

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