One of the most common questions that patients tend to ask pharmacists is whether or not it’s safe to take a medication past its expiry date. If so, for how long? And if not, what should you do with...
Over-the-counter medications are ones you can buy at your local pharmacy without requiring a prescription from your family physician and are used to treat symptoms associated with various types of illness. If you don’t need these medications then you...
For many individuals suffering from pain, medications like Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen can help in providing them with short-term relief. Similar to Ibuprofen, long-term use of acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) is not recommended for patients suffering from chronic pain conditions –...
If you’ve ever been on antibiotics, then you’re most likely aware of the havoc they can wreak on your gut. In some cases, depending on how stubborn a bacterial infection is, patients will sometimes require to be put on...
If you take medications for your heart or for high blood pressure, it may be a good idea to check and see if they’re on Health Canada’s recently updated recall list, which was just expanded to include 8 more...
In an announcement made on Tuesday, the British Columbia government said that individuals diagnosed with chronic Hepatitis C would be provided full access to treatment funded under PharmaCare, even during early stages of the disease. In addition, they also...
Almost 3 million Canadians suffer from food allergies. An allergic response can be mild – such as itching, a rash and hives – to much more severe – including going into anaphylaxis. While many Canadians find relief from allergies by...
Most of the time when you come down with a common cold, it is the result of a virus. Symptoms such as sneezing, sore throat, coughing, runny nose, nasal congestion and sinus pressure can be treated with over-the-counter medications...
When you think of the word “overdose,” you most likely associate it with illicit street drugs, such as cocaine and heroin. However, it’s also common to just as easily overdose on everyday, over-the-counter medications that you would purchase from...
Health Canada has issued a recall on Alysena 28 birth control following concerns about chipped pills. Oral contraceptives, such as Alysena, are used for a variety reasons, including for irregular or heavy menstrual cycles, menstrual cramps, PMS, POI (Primary Ovarian...