Prescribing pharmacist-Why is it so important?

Prescribing pharmacist-Why is it so important?

Can a pharmacist prescribe antibiotics? 

Pharmacists also can prescribe antibiotics. Antibiotics are no longer available without a prescription. As many people believe, not only doctors but also pharmacists can write antibiotic prescriptions. Pharmacists are generally permitted to recommend treatment for minor ailments that last only a short time. If you have a minor ailment, such as allergic rhinitis, a mild headache, or minor joint pain, you do not need to see a doctor. 

Can a pharmacist write a prescription in Alberta?

All pharmacists on the clinical register may prescribe by modifying a prescription or in an emergency. The additional prescribing authorization process, which allows only qualified pharmacists to prescribe, is used by ACP to regulate pharmacist prescribing. 

Pharmacists must participate in ongoing professional development and the college’s competence program throughout their careers because it includes professional development maintenance.

All Schedule 1 drugs and blood products can be prescribed by pharmacists. There are no drug lists; rather, all pharmacists are expected to prescribe only when they fully understand the patient, the condition being treated, and the medication being prescribed. Pharmacists are not permitted to write prescriptions for narcotics, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, anabolic steroids, or other drugs controlled by the Controlled Substances Act.

Within the scopes of their practices health professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, optometrists, and midwives are all authorized to prescribe drugs. 

What does a pharmacist do?

A pharmacist is a trained healthcare professional who stores, handles, prepares, and dispenses various medications. 

Pharmacists are,

Checking the dosage of medications prescribed by doctors. Recommending over-the-counter products, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Preparing prescriptions in accordance with the prescriber’s instructions. Determining whether a specific medication will interact with other medications used by the patient. Teaching you how to take and store your medication so you get the result. Following up with patients to ensure his/her drug therapy is working, and providing additional support in using their drugs properly. Vaccinations, such as flu shots, are administered. 

Sickness often does not come with advance notice! Therefore, you may often not have time to give advance notice for a doctor’s appointment or wait in long lines at walk-in clinics. Wait no more! Save time and energy by visiting one of the Pharmedic Pharmacy locations near you as our qualified and certified pharmacist may now write prescriptions for certain medications without any appointments or wait time. Need Bloodwork? Save your time! We can write you a lab requisition. Ask our prescriptions so you don’t have to miss one of those important doses! Ask our pharmacist for more details. If it is a medical emergency please call 9-1-1 or visit the nearest hospital.