Ear, Eye and Mouth Disorders
Pharmacists play a vital role in medication safety. At Stayner Family Pharmacy, we take that job very seriously. Whether you come to us with a minor ailment or refilling a prescription for a serious condition, we will always make you our complete priority.
We make sure you get the most out of your prescribed and over-the-counter drugs and medications, and confirm that there are no contraindications, so they are safe for you to use. We check that they will not aggravate any conditions you have, and that they will not have a negative interaction with other medications and supplements you are on.
In some cases, we can recommend cost-effective generic medications or alternatives with fewer side effects for doctor-prescribed medications, and we track your medical history to avoid any medication conflicts or allergies.
We will guide you on proper dosage, timing, and potential side effects, so you know how to take your medication correctly.
If your medication plan may benefit from an adjustment, we work with your doctors and the rest of your healthcare team, acting on your behalf to help. We can also help you with additional services, such as preparing blister packs to make following medications easier and more accurate.
When you're looking for over-the-counter options, we can guide you to the best choices for your needs, checking against any other medications you are on and any other conditions you may have for your safety. We take our role as your advisor on OTC products as seriously as the other services we provide.
We ensure we address your concerns, and can offer advice on symptom management, or when you should see your doctor. We believe it's of the utmost importance for you to make informed decisions regarding your health and well-being, and that you feel confident in your choices.
Ontario pharmacists are authorized to prescribe medications for a range of minor ailments. These include health conditions that may be reliably self-diagnosed, not requiring any lab results for diagnosis. They are also short-term conditions that can be managed with home care strategies and minimal treatment.
There must also be a low risk of the treatment masking underlying conditions. Pharmacists must ensure there are no other medication or medical history concerns that may indicate a more serious condition. Generally, minimal or only short-term follow-up is required.