Minor Ailments

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Over-the-Counter and Prescription Services for Minor Ailments

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We care about your overall health and wellbeing, and we’re more than just a standard pharmacy. We carry a wide range of home healthcare products and over-the-counter medications for minor ailments, including first aid supplies, cold and cough symptom relief, sunburn care, and more. We choose the products we offer, with a commitment to quality. We are always happy to help you with choosing the right OTC product for you, and will take the time to answer any questions you have.
We also offer consultations on minor ailments and prescribing services. Feel free to book a consultation to discuss your concerns, and we can provide prescriptions as necessary for a range of minor ailments. This is just one more reason why a trusted family pharmacist offering comprehensive pharmacy services is a valuable tool for your health. The team at Stayner Family Pharmacy is dedicated to becoming your trusted partner, by offering quality products and services, and working hard for your health.
Health Care Beyond Dispensing Medications

Consultation and Prescribing Pharmacy Services for Minor Ailments

Not only will our friendly pharmacy team at Stayner Family Pharmacy guide you and advise on over-the-counter medications for a range of minor ailments, but we are able to prescribe medications following a consultation, at no extra cost to you. Some of the common ailments our pharmacists can consult with you on and prescribe for include:

Digestive Conditions

  • hemorrhoids
  • heartburn

Ear, Eye and Mouth Disorders

  • cold sores
  • oral thrush
  • pink eye or eye allergies
Skin Conditions
  • skin infections (impetigo)
  • insect bites and hives
  • tick bites and lyme disease prevention
  • other skin irritations (dermatitis)
Urinary and Reproductive Conditions
  • menstrual (period) cramps
  • urinary tract infection
  • muscle strains or sprains
  • allergies
This saves you from having to make a doctor’s appointment for a minor ailment, while still getting a professional medical consultation and prescription strength medications.
Protection For Your Health

Ensuring Your Medication Safety

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.

Medication Tracking

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.

Personalized Care

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.

Advice On All Products

Over-The-Counter Products Pharmacy Services

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 Prescribing Pharmacists

Complete List of Minor Ailments That Can Be Prescribed In-Pharmacy

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.

  • Acne
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Aphthous Ulcers (canker sores)
  • Candidal stomatitis (oral thrush)
  • Conjunctivitis (bacterial, allergic and viral)
  • Dermatitis (atopic, eczema, allergic and contact)
  • Diaper dermatitis
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes labialis (cold sores)
  • Impetigo
  • Insect bites and urticaria (hives)
  • Tick bites, post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent Lyme disease
  • Musculoskeletal sprains and strains
  • Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy
  • Pinworms and threadworms
  • Urinary tract infections (uncomplicated)
  • Vulvovaginal candidiasis (yeast infection)

Over-The-Counter Products Pharmacy Services

You can rely on Stayner Family Pharmacy for good advice and care, helping you achieve relief from minor ailments and providing a comprehensive range of other pharmacy services. Our caring guidance on OTC products, as well as consultations and prescriptions for many conditions, for your convenience, gives you a valuable tool for your health. We're locally-owned, and our dedicated, conscientious team works hard to give you the best experience and health care service.
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