Adapting prescriptions allows pharmacists to provide patient centered care and ensure that patients get the most appropriate medications. A pharmacist may adapt a prescription based on the individual circumstances of the patient by altering the dose, dosage form, regimen, or route of administration. For more information on pharmacist adaptations, please visit OCP’s webpage on Initiating, Adapting and Renewing Prescriptions.



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