Pharmacists are trained to help you choose the medicine or product most suited to treating your condition.
Answering some of the questions your patients’ might be asking about receiving the COVID-19 vaccines
Now that the vaccine program is underway, we have some of the main questions that your patients could ask and the answers, so that you and other staff can prepare for upcoming appointments. Do I need to wait between receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and the Flu vaccine? Yes. Australians are being advised to wait two […]
As the vaccine program fast approaches, we have some of the main questions that your patients could ask and the answers, so that you and other staff can prepare for upcoming appointments. Is it safe to receive the vaccine? The trials so far in tens of thousands of people across the world show that the […]
Sunscreens will only give the claimed level of protection if they are applied generously. In Australia, sunscreens are measured using the SPF rating system, which is always listed on the label. SPF 50+ is the highest. The product label must also indicate if the product is water resistant – and for how long. Many products […]
Every year, pharmacists receive many phone calls about problems that arise from misuse of medicines. This is usually accidental. Sometimes the problem is caused by a person using someone else’s empty bottles to store tablets, but far more often it involves a child taking tablets that belong to their parents or grandparents. To children, many […]
Sunburn is better prevented than treated. Sunscreens alone are not 100 per cent effective in preventing sun-related skin damage. Other essential sun protection includes lip balm with SPF, sunglasses, hats and clothing. Follow these recommended measures to avoid being sunburnt. Avoid sun exposure in the middle of the dayThis is when UV radiation is at […]