Do We Need Prescription?
2121 Main Street Canadian Pharmacy sells generic prescription or over-the-counter drugs. If your physician writes you prescription drugs you should send it to us using our email using the Refill form. Our staff has composed information about what medications are sold with a prescription. Ger acquainted with it below.
Why is it now impossible to buy an antibiotic over-the-counter?
The list of vital drugs will include 68 positions. Antibiotics always belonged to prescription drugs, which should be used only as recommended by a doctor. The results of such uncontrolled intake are weakened. Strains of pathogens of serious diseases, for example, tuberculosis, which does not respond to known antibiotics, have appeared in the world. One of the principles: to put the use of antibiotics under tight control. At the pharmacy, you need to give the prescription written. But you need to understand: the uncontrolled use of antibiotics does more harm than good.
Are there any restrictions on the distribution of alcohol-containing drugs?
Alcohol-containing drops that are classified as non-prescription drugs (this is indicated by the manufacturer in the instructions), for example, the same tinctures of hawthorn, drops like Corvalol are sold without any restrictions. However, soon such tinctures can not be sold in bottles of more than 25 ml. Now many manufacturers are fulfilling this condition.
Is it true that soft sedatives are now also strictly prescription?
The situation with soft sedatives is the same as with antibiotics. If the manufacturer indicated in the instructions that it is dispensed with a prescription, the pharmacist must ask the customer for it. Therefore, drugs such as amitriptyline, phenibut, grandaxin, should still be prescribed by a doctor.
Often, prescription drugs, such as statins, need to be taken for a long time. Will patients now have to visit a doctor constantly?
If the doctor is sure that the patient needs long-term continuous treatment, the doctor has the right to write a prescription, indicating in it the duration – up to 1 year. Only the prescription should indicate how often and at what dose the patient can take the medication. Each time, a note is made on the prescription that the medicine is dispensed. And after a year, the prescription with all the marks is withdrawn from the patient and remains in the pharmacy for storage. The shelf life of the used prescription depends on which medication was prescribed – it can be stored for 3 months up to 5 years.