Author(s): Pramod S. Shinde* and Vashali J. Mahadik
In the last three decades role of pharmacist has changed dramatically. Presently, the pharmacists are becoming more patient oriented than product oriented. Patient Counseling is the guidance provided to the patient by the pharmacist about the correct use of medicines. It is instructing the patient about various aspects of medicines like; how to take ,how long to take,what to avoid, precautions, common side effects, storage & any other relevant information about the illness. It has been shown patient counseling improve therapeutic outcomes.