“Pharmacy only” medicines are on the shelves behind the pharmacy counter. The trained pharmacy staff will check the medicines is safe and appropriate before selling it. Please ask to use the consultation room if you would like to discuss this privately. The consultation room is often used simply if it is a bit hectic at the counter.
The pharmacist is always available to give advice on:
- Which medicines will be most effective at making you feel better quickly
- Which medicines are safe with your prescribed medicines, and any other illnesses you may have, e.g. asthma, heart disease, etc.
- Which medicines are best value – “own label” medicines can be half the price of branded medicines like Nurofen and Panadol.
Do remember to ask if the person you are buying medicines for is eligible for the Minor Ailment Service (under 16 years old, over 60 years, pregnant, etc), as treatment is available free of charge for many illnesses and symptoms.