PRESCRIPTIONS

Come find the prescription medication you need at Breeze Pharmacy. Our knowledgeable and licensed specialists are ready to quickly prepare the medicines you require and answer any related questions.

 

Prescriptions are important because they mean your doctor has assessed you and made a decision that the medication is needed to treat you. Prescription medicines are potentially harmful if not used under the supervision of a licensed health care worker.

 

Remember to bring your prescription so that we can dispense the right medicine in the right way.

POSSIBLE QUESTIONS FROM US AT THE PHARMACY

  • Is this the first time you are taking this medicine?

  • Is this medicine for you?

  • What symptoms are you experiencing?

  • What is the duration of these symptoms?

  • What have you done about these symptoms?

  • Are you on any other medication for any other condition?

QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK WHEN AT THE PHARMACY

  • Do I need to get my current medication revised after a given period?

  • Who has access to information about my medicines?

  • What are your privacy policies concerning the medicines I am taking?

  • Can I have additional information regarding a self-management plan?

HOW TO TAKE YOUR PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE APPROPRIATELY

  • Follow the dose, route, and duration of your medication correctly.

  • Follow-up on worrisome side effects with your doctor or pharmacist.

  • If you’re worried the medicines are not helping, or are worsening your condition, immediately contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Ensure you have an adequate amount of medication that you take long-term without interruptions over public holidays and weekends.

INFORMATION FOR YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE THEY GIVE YOU YOUR PRESCRIPTION

  • Inform your doctor of any other medications including over the counter supplements and vitamins. Have the packaging ready with you, or write them down prior the appointment.

  • Respond to questions on your symptoms and include information about what exacerbates them, or cause relief.

  • Provide information about your past medical history of allergies, adverse events to drugs, and metabolic intolerances like lactose or gluten intolerance.

  • Say whether you would prefer the medicine in liquid or tablet form – for example if you have problems swallowing pills. 

  • Inform your doctor if you wish to stop your medication, or are taking it inappropriately.

  • If you need further instruction on how to take the medication, for instance, demonstration on using asthma inhalers.

  • If you find it difficult to adhere to the same schedule every day.

  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you can't take your medicine because, for example, you can't open the child-proof packaging.

  • Raise any concerns or doubts you have about side effects

WHAT TO ASK YOUR PHARMACIST ABOUT NEW MEDICINES

  • Continuation or discontinuation of over the counter medications including painkillers, antacids, and indigestion formulations.

  • Medicine storage such as requirements for refrigeration. Also, how long the medicine can be used example some medicines need to be discarded a week after breaking the seal.

  • Request for a daily timetable to help you remember timings for your medication.

  • Specific information on how to take the medicine example in relation to meals (before or after), fixed timings, and what foods to be avoided.

 

PRESCRIPTION SERVICE

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