Do you have a trip coming up? Then you might be thinking about travel vaccines. In preparing for your trip, you’ll probably pick a few things up from the pharmacy. Your travel vaccine could be one of them.
Do you take three or more medications regularly? Do you feel like your medications aren’t working or that you may be experiencing side effects? Do you have diabetes? A MedsCheck with your pharmacist may be for you.
MedsChecks are services available to any Ontarian taking three or more medications for chronic conditions or to any Ontarian with diabetes. A MedsCheck is a free 20-30 minute private consultation with your pharmacist. You’ll review all of the medications you take, including over-the-counter medications and natural health products.
Colin Whaley plans to attend medical school one day and has always had an interest in mental health. In his third year of undergrad at the University of Waterloo, Colin and his friend and fellow student Peter Hoang decided to turn that interest into action.
Are you trying to quit smoking? Your pharmacist could be a good place to start. Pharmacists are trained in supporting people to quit smoking and are familiar with the wide variety of products to help quit. In Ontario, there’s a standard program that pharmacists use with patients. It looks like this:
Do you know someone taking opioid medications? Then you should have a naloxone kit in case of accidental overdose. In Ontario, naloxone kits are available free of charge at participating pharmacies, thanks to the Ontario Naloxone Program for Pharmacies.