Why does it take so long to get my prescription filled?

There is a lot more to preparing your prescription than counting pills, typing a label and sticking it on a container. Your pharmacist checks the medication, dose and instructions to make sure they are right for you. They review your medical information and PharmaNet profile to check for possible problems. This may include allergies or interactions with other medications you are taking. Your pharmacist enters the details of your current prescription onto your PharmaNet profile. The prescription is then filled and undergoes a final check before being dispensed. Counselling must also be provided to give you information such as how and when to take your medication, what potential side effects you may need to watch for and how to store your medication.