To learn more about Costco Pharmacy, click on the “Pharmacy”
link at Costco.com or call toll-free 1-800-607-6861.
COSTCO PHARMACISTS ARE able to provide more than just a great value on your prescriptions. They are an important part of your
health-care team, offering a wealth of medication information, and can be an essential partner to help keep your health on track.
One beneficial service your Costco pharmacist can provide is reviewing your medications with you at your local warehouse. Your
pharmacist can help you understand how, why
and when to take your medications to optimize your treatment plan. This is key to ensure
proper medication dosing, manage side
effects, avoid unnecessary medications and
What’s in your cabinet?
identify drug allergies and any potential harmful drug interactions.
This is especially important after any hospitalization, medication change or new diagnosis in order to integrate these changes into
your medication regimen.
Our pharmacists will consult with your
doctor in order to make sure your prescription
medication is right for you. In addition, our
pharmacists are always available to answer
your questions, suggest more affordable treatments, make vaccination recommendations
and give advice on prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and supplements.
CURRENT MEDIA COVERAGE on childhood vaccinations has shown that parents
should be looking at vaccines as a health
issue, one that affects not only their children,
but also the entire community. According to
the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC; cdc.gov), it is better to prevent diseases in children through vaccination
than to treat the diseases after they occur.
A child’s body naturally prevents disease
through the immune system: The immune
system recognizes germs called antigens that
enter the body, and then produces proteins
called antibodies to fight them.
The first time a child is infected with an
antigen, the immune system produces anti-
bodies designed to fight it, but the immune
system can’t work fast enough to prevent the
antigen from causing disease, so the child
usually becomes ill with the disease. However,
the immune system can recall that antigen
after many years, and if it enters the body
again the immune system can produce anti-
bodies fast enough to keep it from causing
THEY SLEEP ON our
beds. They share our
meals. They are our
So when those family
members don’t move
like they used to
because of aging, we
and want to make sure
our pets are receiving
the medications that they need.
Just like people, when dogs age, the cartilage that serves as a shock absorber to their
joints becomes stiff, loses its elasticity and
wears away. As the cartilage becomes more
susceptible to damage, the
tendons and ligaments
shorten and become less flexible, which can contribute
to joint discomfort.
Cosequin DS Plus
MSM (Item #512752)
joint health supplement
is formulated to help
manage joint health and
wellness in dogs of all
ages, sizes and breeds.
Cosequin comes in a
tasty, scored, chewable
tablet that contains glucosamine and chondroitin
sulfate. The 180-count two-pack is available on Costco.com at more
than a 17 percent savings compared with
other online retailers’ prices.
Costco Pharmacy also carries more
than 100 pet prescription medications,
including leading name brands and generics
at Costco prices. Ask your veterinarian to
fax or call in your pet’s prescription to your
Costco Pharmacy, or stop by to fill your pet’s
prescription, and take your pet’s meds home
the same day.
disease a second time, creating an immunity.
Vaccines contain the same antigens or partial antigens that cause diseases, although the
antigens in vaccines are weakened to the point
that they don’t cause disease but are still strong
enough to make the immune system produce
antibodies that lead to immunity. Vaccines are
a safer substitute for a child’s first exposure to a
disease, because the child acquires protection
without having to become ill.
Talk to your health-care provider about
childhood vaccines. Costco offers limited
vaccinations for children age 9 and older, but
the service varies by state, so check with your
local pharmacy. For more information on
childhood vaccinations or a vaccination
schedule, visit the CDC website ( cdc.gov/
sulfate. The 180-count two-