Pharmasave Smith Drugs

794 Colborne Street East Brantford, Ontario N3S 3S4 - View Map | Store Hours
Phone: 519.752.2892

Notes from the Pharmacist

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April 2014 - Cold Sores

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Thursday, May 15, 2014,
The most common cause of cold sores is the HSV-1 virus.  This virus is contracted by most Canadians during childhood or adolescence and the vast majority of adults, up to 80%, are seropositive for HSV-1, but often without symptoms.  For those who develop occasional cold sores, episodes tend to be mild and self-limiting, but the impact on quality of life can be significant for those with frequent recurrences.  There are a number of common misconceptions about the cause, transmission and treatm...

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March 2014 - Pharmacist Awareness Month

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Thursday, May 15, 2014,

As your pharmacist, I want to encourage each of you to be aware that we at Pharmasave Smith Drugs & Apothecary care about you and your health. In particular we care about your understanding of how your medications work and how they affect your physical or mental health.

We care about you, your health, and your privacy. Everyday our dispensary staff prepare your prescriptions with the utmost care. The accuracy of each prescription filled is always our primary concern. Beyond that, we also check...

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October 2013 - Pharmacy 101

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Tuesday, December 3, 2013,
"The words just get in the way"
"Take this caplet 3 times daily on an empty stomach."
"Take this tablet twice a day, but not with dairy products"
"Take this antibiotic until finished" (but what happens if I have a bad reaction to it?)
Have you ever had questions about instructions like these? Have you always felt clear about what medicine to take and how to take it?  Often, instructions are given, but not always heard or understood.
Sometimes, we in the "pharmacy world" talk, assuming that we are...

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April 2012 - Allergies

Posted by Smith Drugs on Thursday, April 5, 2012,

"SPRING HAS SPRUNG... the grass is "riz"  I wonder where my Kleenex is!" 

Sorry for the questionable poetry, but with the spring weather, plants are starting to bloom, and soon pollen will be in the air.
ALLERGIES and ANTIHISTAMINES are very relevant to a lot of people, especially during the growing season.
ALLERGIC RHINITIS, often called "hay fever",  literally means "allergic nose inflammation".  Allergic rhinitis can be seasonal or year-round. An allergen (which is something that triggers a...

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December 2011 - Cough and Colds

Posted by Smith Drugs on Thursday, April 5, 2012,

'Tis the season for joy, peace, and ... COUGHS AND COLDS !

The average adult may get 2 to 4 colds per year, often during the winter. However, cold weather does not make you more prone to catching a cold. There are over 200 viruses responsible for causing the Common Cold. Rhinoviruses are the most common type of virus causing about 40% of colds in adults. 

Sneezing or coughing can easily transmit cold viruses in droplets from an infected person's nose or mouth. The virus is also easily transmit...

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July 2011 - Total Knee Replacement

Posted by Smith Drugs on Thursday, April 5, 2012,

Is your pharmacist patient... a pain... or a pain?

Well, this pharmacist, Phil Smith has been all of these recently as I am currently recuperating after  TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT surgery. Yes, I am your pharmacist (along with the two Norms). Yes, normally I am quite patient. Yes, I am a patient of Dr. Woolfrey who has done a great job of surgery by replacing my arthritic bowed knee with a nice straight titanium one that can actually bend as well as straighten! Yes, ...

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March 2011 - Medication Records

Posted by Smith Drugs on Thursday, April 5, 2012,

It is important to review your personal medications with your pharmacist to ensure you are receiving full benefit of your medication to maintain and improve your health.  It is a good idea to create and update annually a best possible medication record during a medication review especially if you take several medications each day. It is particularly important to arrange a medication review/update with your pharmacist if:

  • You are planning to be admitted to hospital (in order to have an ...

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*Please note that the content in 'Notes from the Pharmacist' is general information.

For specific information regarding these topics and your personal medical condition, please consult your physician*

Pharmasave Smith Drugs 

794 Colborne Street East Brantford, Ontario N3S 3S4 
Phone: 519.752.2892

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Sundays and Holidays: Closed

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