Which of the following medications can pharmacists in Saskatchewan prescribe for minor ailments?
Moxifloxacin eye drops
Pharmacists can now prescribe a course of oseltamivir at any time of year
A 57-year-old male arrives at your pharmacy. He is interested in getting a prescription for Viagra, as he hasn't had time to see his doctor and he heard that pharmacists can now prescribe for a year of ED products. Upon further questioning, he isn't taking any other medications, he does not have any medical conditions or allergies that he is aware of, and he has seen his physician once (6 months ago) for initial diagnosis of ED. Can you prescribe for this patient? Explain what other conditions or questions may be important to continue with a prescription.
A 37-year-old male arrives at your pharmacy. He is interested in getting a prescription for his UTI, as he hasn't had time to see his doctor and he heard that pharmacists can now prescribe for antibiotics for UTI. Upon further questioning, he has had a UTI once a couple of years ago with very similar symptoms (burning, increased urinary frequency). He has had his symptoms for 3 days. Last time, the doctor prescribed him an antibiotic (he can't remember which one), and it cleared his infection within a few days. He is not currently on any other medications, has no known allergies, and has no other medical conditions. Can you prescribe for this patient?
A 60-year-old female patient arrives at your pharmacy on Saturday. She is interested in getting a prescription for shingles, as she has an appointment with her doctor on Monday afternoon, but has heard that pharmacists can prescribe for shingles and would like to get started with treatment now if possible, as she heard that the sooner she starts, the better. She has had a tingling/burning/itching on the right side of her back, in a similar spot to where she had shingles before about 5 years ago. It feels the same as it felt last time before she got a shingles rash on her back. It has been going on since Friday morning, which is why she phoned and booked an appointment with her doctor right away, because last time she had quite severe pain after her rash healed for about a year. What other factors should you discuss with this patient before you are able to prescribe an antiviral for her shingles?
A patient presents and asks for a something to help with their eyes; they have been itchy, red, and excessively teary for the past couple of weeks and have not improved at all. Both eyes are equally impacted. This patient appears as if they may have:
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