FORT STEWART, Ga. - Interior demolition of the Post Exchange Refill Pharmacy began Jan. 10 to renovate and make way for a next-generation pharmacy automation system to enhance efficiency and growth.

The remodel is scheduled to be complete by Feb. 7 and not expected to create delays in the prescription refill process.

During the estimated $250k PX Refill Pharmacy renovation project, the pharmacy has been temporarily re-located to the Winn Army Community Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy, located across the hall from the Warrior Refractive Surgery Clinic, said Sgt. 1st Class Lance O'Neal, the Department of Pharmacy non-commissioned officer in-charge at Winn Army Community Hospital.
Hours of operation will remain the same.

The intent of the renovation is to expand the refill pharmacy capabilities to written prescriptions in the near future, said Lt. Col. William Starnes, Chief, Department of Pharmacy at Winn. The new system will bottle, cap and label prescriptions, which should provide more time to be able to handle written prescriptions.

Currently, written civilian prescriptions can be filled at two Winn Pharmacy locations: Hawks Troop Medical Clinic Pharmacy and the Main Pharmacy at WACH.

Servicemembers, Family Members and eligible beneficiaries are encouraged to not forget about the Over-The-Counter Self Care Program when the needs arise, reminded Lt. Col. Starnes.

Eligible members may receive OTC medications at WACH main Outpatient Pharmacy, Fort Stewart PX Refill Pharmacy, Lloyd C. Hawks Troop Medical Clinic Pharmacy (active duty only) or Tuttle AHC Pharmacy. For addresses, hours and rules and regulations, check out the Web site:
http://www.winn.amedd.army.mil/or call 912-435-6040 (WINN Pharmacy) or 912-315-3004 (Tuttle Army Health Clinic).

OTC medications available (free) are:

PAIN/FEVER
Acetaminophen Drops, 80mg, 0.8 ml 15ml bottle; 2 years or older
Acetaminophen Suspension , 160 mg, 5 ml 120 ml bottle; 2 years or older
Acetaminophen Tablets, 325 mg, Bottle of 100 tabs; 12 years or older
Ibuprofen Suspension, 100 mg, 5 ml 120 ml bottle; 2 years or older

COUGH/COLD
Guaifenesin Syrup, 100 mg, 5 ml 120 ml bottle; 2 years or older
Guaifenesin DM Syrup, 120 ml bottle; 2 years or older
Pseudoephedrine, 30 mg tablets , Box of 24 tabs; 6 years or older
Pseudoephedrine Liquid , 30 mg, 5 ml 120 ml bottle; 2 years or older
Diphenhydramine, 25 mg Capsules, Box of 24 caps ; 6 years or older
Diphenhydramine, 12.5 mg, 5 ml Liquid 120 ml bottle; 6 years or older
Dimetapp Elixir ,20 ml bottle; 6 years or older

GI
Bismuth Subsalicylate, 262 mg chewable tabs, Box of 30 tabs; 12 years or older
Maalox Plus suspension, 150 ml bottle; 12 years or older
Loperamide, 2 mg tabs, Box of 12 caps; 6 years or older

TOPICALS
Single antibiotic ointment, 30 gram tube Antimicrobial
Miconazole, 2% cream, 30 gram tube; 2 years or older
Hydrocortisone, 1% cream, 15 gram tube; 2 years or older

EENT
Artificial Tears, 15 ml bottle
Saline nasal spray, 45 ml bottle
Oxymetazoline nasal spray, 15 ml bottle; 6 years or older (3 day limit)

OB/GYN
Miconazole vaginal cream, 7 day treatment pack; 12 years or older
Condoms, Pkg of 12; 12 years or older
PlanB, Pkg of 2 tabs; 18 years or older (under 18 requires prescription)

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