Prescription Services

 

At Kamo Pharmacy and Kamo Dispensary we pride ourselves in offering a caring and safe environment where the Pharmacist is regularly available to assist you with any queries or offer Professional Health advice. We ensure that the information needed to make prescriptions is complete and correct from the information received from your medical professional. We will also determine whether individual prescriptions should be dispensed if a problem exists e.g. incorrect/inappropriate prescribing.

 

We access patient medicine records, usually computerized which are held in our pharmacy, but can also access patient histories held on Test Safe to compare past medication history. We verify details of patient medicine records with patients, their caregivers or other health professionals and can detect medicine problems from individual patient’s medicine histories.

We continually look for routine omissions, dosage changes, inappropriate use, non-compliance, prolonged use, misuse or abuse, interactions, incompatibilities and contraindications. Other patient factors we also to look identify or that change over time and that are likely to affect the safety of specified medicines include such areas as; age, weight, pregnancy, breast-feeding, disabilities, allergies, risk factors, other medicines.

The filling of prescriptions is maintained in a safe and disciplined dispensing procedure with the selection of the correct product, dose form & quantity for each prescribed medicine. This complies with legal requirements of Misuse of Drugs Regulations and Medicines Regulations.

 

Prescriptions are packaged in suitable containers to optimise safety and compliance e.g. light-protective containers or child resistant closures. We also adapt labeling to meet patients’ needs, e.g. poor sight.

The Pharmacist will help counsel patients about their medicines to ensure the patient has received the correct medicine and put them at ease to assist them in what can often be a confusing time. We work closely with your Medical Practitioner to offer the professional care and advice you need.  We also make sure that you as the patient understand the medication you about to receive and how it will help you improve your health and the use and benefits this will bring. Advice will include areas such as the dosage, storage, alterations to formulation/packaging and changes to generic brands. Additional advice about the precautions and adverse effects are also important and not designed to alarm the patient but ensure that they remain fully informed at all times and are encouraged to ask questions about their health.

 

Demonstration of the correct method of administering medicines is an important part of the dispensing process. E.g. provision of compliance aids if necessary, e.g. asthma spacers; tablet cutter, verbal & written information & physical demonstrations to explain special techniques for using: inhalers, ear, nose & eye drops, nasal & oral sprays, suppositories & pessaries, creams, lotions, patches & dressings, cutting/dissolving tablets.

We check patients’ understanding of the advice and counseling and on request inform and advise the patients about their conditions and diseases.

We use questions to check patient understanding and always listen attentively to any patient response.

Prescription Services

 

At Kamo Pharmacy and Kamo Dispensary we pride ourselves in offering a caring and safe environment where the Pharmacist is regularly available to assist you with any queries or offer Professional Health advice. We ensure that the information needed to make prescriptions is complete and correct from the information received from your medical professional. We will also determine whether individual prescriptions should be dispensed if a problem exists e.g. incorrect/inappropriate prescribing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We access patient medicine records, usually computerized which are held in our pharmacy, but can also access patient histories held on Test Safe to compare past medication history. We verify details of patient medicine records with patients, their caregivers or other health professionals and can detect medicine problems from individual patient’s medicine histories.


We continually look for routine omissions, dosage changes, inappropriate use, non-compliance, prolonged use, misuse or abuse, interactions, incompatibilities and contraindications. Other patient factors we also to look identify or that change over time and that are likely to affect the safety of specified medicines include such areas as; age, weight, pregnancy, breast-feeding, disabilities, allergies, risk factors, other medicines.


The filling of prescriptions is maintained in a safe and disciplined dispensing procedure with the selection of the correct product, dose form & quantity for each prescribed medicine. This complies with legal requirements of Misuse of Drugs Regulations and Medicines Regulations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prescriptions are packaged in suitable containers to optimise safety and compliance e.g. light-protective containers or child resistant closures. We also adapt labeling to meet patients’ needs, e.g. poor sight.


The Pharmacist will help counsel patients about their medicines to ensure the patient has received the correct medicine and put them at ease to assist them in what can often be a confusing time. We work closely with your Medical Practitioner to offer the professional care and advice you need.  We also make sure that you as the patient understand the medication you about to receive and how it will help you improve your health and the use and benefits this will bring. Advice will include areas such as the dosage, storage, alterations to formulation/packaging and changes to generic brands. Additional advice about the precautions and adverse effects are also important and not designed to alarm the patient but ensure that they remain fully informed at all times and are encouraged to ask questions about their health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstration of the correct method of administering medicines is an important part of the dispensing process. E.g. provision of compliance aids if necessary, e.g. asthma spacers; tablet cutter, verbal & written information & physical demonstrations to explain special techniques for using: inhalers, ear, nose & eye drops, nasal & oral sprays, suppositories & pessaries, creams, lotions, patches & dressings, cutting/dissolving tablets.

We check patients’ understanding of the advice and counseling and on request inform and advise the patients about their conditions and diseases.

We use questions to check patient understanding and always listen attentively to any patient response.