Did you know that your pharmacist can prescribe a medication for a common ailment for which a doctor or specialized nurse practitioner has already given you a prescription? Learn more about this convenient health service that pharmacists now provide.
To get a prescription from your pharmacist, you must have the same symptoms that you had when you went to see your doctor or specialized nurse practitioner (SNP) and for which you've already received a diagnosis and a prescription.
Before prescribing the medication, your pharmacist will meet with you to go over your situation, your health condition and your medication record to make sure your treatment is still appropriate. Otherwise, your pharmacist may advise you that the best solution is for you to go back to see your doctor or SNP.
Once your prescription is filled, your pharmacist will tell you how to use it properly and give you tips to prevent the problem from coming back. Your pharmacist will also follow up with you a few days later to make sure the prescribed medication is effective for you.
This service is offered for the following health conditions: