Local pharmacists across Forth Valley are experts in medicines and can offer advice on a wide range of medicines and conditions.
This is not only useful for local patients but also for local staff, your families and friends, many of whom also use local health services.
Under the national Pharmacy First service they can offer free treatment and advice for a range of common health conditions including:
- Cold sores
- Head lice
- Hay fever
- Mouth Ulcers
Your local pharmacist can also provide medication to treat urinary tract infections, shingles, skin infections and impetigo without the need to see a doctor first.
They offer a stop smoking service, especially useful if you or someone you know is keen to kick the habit this January. They offer free supplies of nicotine replacement products as well as support over 12 weeks.
If you have run out of your regular medication they can also provide a supply if your GP Practice is closed.
Pharmacies also provide emergency contraception and bridging contraception – just ask your local pharmacist for more details.
To find out more about local pharmacy services across Forth Valley visit the NHS Forth Valley website. Details of pharmacy opening times on the festive public holidays can also be found on the Winter Zone.