Active ingredient prescribing: all you need to know

Active ingredient prescribing: all you need to know

Health & Wellness

12-02-2021

The way medicine information looks on your prescription from your doctor is changing. The change is part of an Australian Government initiative, and means most Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation PBS (RPBS) prescription medicines will be prescribed by their active ingredient rather than their brand name. Read more here

Active ingredient prescribing: all you need to know

Look after your mental health

Look after your mental health

Health & Wellness

16-01-2021

Looking after your mental health, especially during times of change, can really help you and those around you
If you or someone you know needs mental health support, it’s available to you 24/7.
 
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The four steps for asthma first aid

The four steps for asthma first aid

Health & Wellness

04-01-2021

Grass pollen continues to be present in parts of Victoria potentially increasing the risk of an epidemic thunderstorm asthma event.
Stay vigilant. Look out for asthma symptoms and have your asthma medication with you at all times.
Call Nurse on Call on 1300 60 60 24 or see your doctor if you require medical advice.
Call triple zero (000) immediately if someone is not breathing, if their asthma suddenly becomes worse or is not improving, or if the person is having an asthma attack and a reliever is not available.
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Worried about hay fever?

Worried about hay fever?

Health & Wellness

30-11-2020

If you have any questions about hay fever, talk to your GP or pharmacist about a hay fever treatment plan. A plan can help you manage your hay fever symptoms and reduce your risk of thunderstorm asthma during grass pollen season.
 
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Learn about Qiara probiotics

Learn about Qiara probiotics

Health & Wellness

31-10-2020

Being a new mum can be a joy, but is also exhausting and sometimes plain hard.
Many women experience difficulties breastfeeding, especially in the early days whilst trying to establish milk supply.
And it’s not uncommon to experience mastitis or have a baby with an unsettled tummy.
Qiara contains probiotics isolates from breast milk, which may help yours and baby’s tummies. It may also help relieve and reduce breast pain and discomfort associated with mastitis, reduce the recurrence of mastitis, and maintain a healthy microflora system.
Unlike some probiotics, it does not need to be kept in the fridge, as long as it’s stored below 25 degrees.
Qiara does not contain dairy, lactose, yeast, eggs, gluten, nuts, soy, animal products, preservatives, artificial flavours, colouring, sweetener or stimulants.
Speak to our pharmacists if you’d like more information on Qiara probiotics.
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Does spring pollen season trigger hay fever symptoms for you?

Does spring pollen season trigger hay fever symptoms for you?

Health & Wellness

12-10-2020

Does spring pollen season trigger hay fever symptoms for you? See your GP or pharmacist about a hay fever treatment plan.
You will feel a lot better having hay fever symptoms under control and it can help reduce your risk of thunderstorm asthma too.
 
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