Got questions about your meds?

Got questions about your meds? Talk to an experienced, caring community pharmacist.

Ask a pharmacist about minor ailments

A pharmacist can help with many minor ailments and recommend over-the-counter remedies to treat them.

Ask a pharmacist about your medication regime

Your pharmacist can also take a look at the meds you have been prescribed for a chronic condition like asthma or diabetes and make recommendations that will improve your management. They can advise on relieving side effects like acid reflux, headaches and drowsiness, and they can help you make sure you take your meds safely and correctly.

FAQs about consulting a pharmacist

What do I need to know about the meds I have been prescribed

Pharmacists are medication experts. Their job is to make sure you get the right medicine in the right dose every time. The pharmacists at NX Pharmacy are registered with the Alberta College of Pharmacy. They have undergone extensive training and are charged with delivering the right medicine in the right dose.

Here are some questions that you might want to ask about your meds:

  • Why do I need to take this medication?
  • How should I take this medication?
  • When should I take this medication?
  • If I need to take it four times a day, does that mean every six hours?
  • Should I set an alarm to wake me in the night for a dose of my meds?
  • Do I need to take this with food or a drink?
  • What happens if I miss a dose?
  • What should I do if I take too much?
  • Are there any foods or drinks that I need to avoid during this course of medication?
  • Is it okay to drink alcohol with this medication?
  • Is it safe to take this medication with drugs, over-the-counter meds, food supplements or herbal preparations that I am taking for another condition?
  • How will I know my meds are working as they should?
  • Is this med a problem for someone with my allergies?
  • Will this medication make me drowsy?
  • Are there any side effects?
  • If there are side effects, are any of them a medical emergency?
  • Is it okay to take this medicine if I’m pregnant?
  • Is it safe to breastfeed my baby while taking this medication?
  • How long is the course of medicine?
  • When should I stop taking it?
  • Do I need to store this medicine in the fridge or at room temperature?
  • Could I have an easy-open container?
  • Will this medication stop my contraceptives from working?