Do you know what your medications are for?
Do you know the active ingredients in your medications?
When was the last time you had your medications reviewed?
Asthma is a chronic lung disease which cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. It affects more than 2 million Australians, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are almost twice as likely to be affected. Asthma is an inflammation of the airways which causes breathing difficulties. Asthma can be managed with medication, relievers and preventers (puffers), exercise and other therapies. Avoiding your asthma triggers and correct use of your asthma medications will help you manage your asthma.
Blister Packs or Dose Administration Aids (DAAs) are a simple and easy way to manage your medications. All our DAAs are packed on site at Friendlies Chemist Castletown by our trained dispensary staff.
14th – 18th May 2018 is National Prevention of Prescription Medication Dependence Week. At The Friendlies Chemist our pharmacists are always available to discuss prescription medications, side effects, alternatives and dependence.
Are you struggling with your medication regime? There is an easier way to manage them – Medico Pak is a great way to keep track of your daily medication doses. Each dose is marked with the time of day and the day it needs to be taken in a portable blister pack. The packs are done by our pharmacy staff here at The Friendlies Chemist.
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