Sometimes patients can’t swallow for a variety of reasons. This might be because they are younger, older or patients who have medical conditions that make swallowing challenging. Or simply, they prefer a liquid formulation! For example, melatonin can be formulated into a solution to assist in patients with swallowing difficulties. They also come in a
Zyban is a medicine used in the short-term treatment to help patients stop smoking. It works by reducing the withdrawal symptoms and the urge to smoke. It is also used off licence as an antidepressant. Zyban is currently experiencing a shortage. As a compounding Pharmacy we are able to make this, speak to our Pharmacist
Take a closer look and you’ll see that these are blister packs for medication management. We pack many of these for our nursing and community patients. It’s not always easy to remember to take your medication, especially if you are taking multiple medications. To simplify this process you might want to consider using these blister
Angiofibromas are overgrowths of skin( skin lesions/growth). They are usually scattered on the nose and cheeks. Sometimes they can be present on the forehead, eyelids, and chin. They can be the same colour as the person’s natural skin colour, but can also appear as a different colour (such as pink, red or brown). In childhood,
In 2017, there were 250,000 confirmed laboratory influenza cases – 3 times the number compared to 2016. In an attempt to avoid last year’s Flu disaster, the Government will fund 2 new flu vaccines this year for people aged 65 years or over. Fluzone High-Dose vaccine is 4 times the strength of the regular flu
EpiPen® is used to treat people who have a severe allergic reaction. EpiPen® is only to be used for the immediate EMERGENCY TREATMENT of a SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION (also known as ANAPHYLAXIS). Recently there has been a recent shortage of Epipens everywhere. Fortunately supply is still available – provided patient’s follow these processes to obtain
From the 1st of February 2018, medicines containing low-dose codeine will no longer be available from Pharmacies. You will need a script from the Doctor to access anything containing codeine. This was changed by a government regulatory body due to concerns surrounding the abuse and unsafe use by patients. The medicines that will affected include
Did you know we offer complimentary blood pressure screening in store? We can measure, monitor and record your blood pressure. This allows us to measure your risk and and provide you a blood pressure report which you can show your Doctor for further clinical management. Come in and chat to our community Pharmacist.
1. Pollen, dust or animal skin flakes enters the eyes, nose and lungs. When these allergic “triggers” enter the bodies of people who have allergies, their immune system overreacts. 2. The body produces antibodies which work to fight the trigger. 3. The antibodies attach to allergy cells which release strong chemicals into the tissues. 4.
Due to the high levels of influenza this year, we have Tamiflu in stock to reduce the severity and duration of the flu symptoms. Tamiflu is an antiviral medicine and is effective if given within 48 hours with the onset of the flu. Symptoms and Signs Influenza usually begins with a sudden onset of fever
Riverview Pharmacy is now a supplier for the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). NDSS Cardholders may now obtain supplies of Test Strips, needles and syringes at a subsidised rate under the scheme. Just call in with your card and our friendly staff will be happy to help.
HBF health members get a free flu vaccination at Riverview Pharmacy. No appointment is necessary, come in and present you HBF member card and the email to receive a free vaccination. Here are some tips to protect you from getting the flu this winter: Get your flu vaccination Wash your hands with soap and water
Are you over 40? Then you may want to consider having a bowelscan check every year. This test doesn’t require you to handle any poo, you just take a water sample from the toilet close to the poo. From April to May, we will be raising awareness of colon cancer and encourage everyone over 40
Staged Supply is the process by which a pharmacist supplies a medicine/s to a patient in periodic instalments of less than the total required or prescribed quantity at agreed intervals. A Staged Supply service is aimed at improving the safety and efficacy of medicine use in vulnerable patients. It is useful for patients with a mental
Boric acid pessaries or capsules is compounded by our Pharmacy. It is bacteriostatic, fungistatic and is used to treat persistent vaginal thrush, resistant to other anti-fungal agents. The most common dose used is 600mg daily for 14 days. It is inserted vaginally at night and NOT to be swallowed.
Are you too sick to work? Riverview Pharmacist’s are now in a position to issue out sick certificates for minor illnesses for up to 2 days from work. Our Pharmacist can conduct an onsite consultation with you if you need a sick certificate for absence from work for minor ailments. Please come in for more
Upton’s paste contains trichloroacetic acid and salicylic acid. It is applied to stubborn warts, callouses and corns. To use it effectively: File down the wart with a course emery board and discard the board Gently pin prick the wart to allow the paste to penetrate the wart Apply thick tape over the lesion with a
BEXSERO is a meningococcal group B vaccine. It is a prescribed for children 2 years and over to protect them from a disease caused by a bacteria called Neisseria Meningitidis Group B. This bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, such as inflammation of the covering of the brain and blood poisoning. It has
Norfloxacin is available from our Pharmacy. Norfloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) Infections of the stomach or intestines Norfloxacin has been out of stock from all manufacturers, and unavailable for over 2 months. As a compounding pharmacy, we have this available. Please contact us for further information.