Frequently Asked Questions
DO GENERIC DRUGS WORK AS WELL AS BRAND-NAME DRUGS?
Generic brand-name drugs do work like other brand-name drugs and have the same health standards, regulations, and manufacturing requirements monitored by Health Canada.
CAN I DRINK ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WHILE I AM ON ANTIBIOTICS?
This is an important question that can be answered by your pharmacist, doctor, and the labelling of your prescription. Alcohol can affect different medications in several ways, including a reduced efficacy of the drug or adverse side-effects in combination with it. Before consuming alcohol in combination with your medication, please consult with your physician or pharmacist.
ARE THERE ANY ACTIVITIES, FOODS, OR OTHER MEDICATIONS THAT I SHOULD AVOID WHILE TAKING THIS MEDICATION?
There are many situations, such as driving, eating, operating machinery, and exercise, that may be affected by a medication. Please consult your pharmacist regarding any questions or concerns you have while taking it. Always remember to check and read the medication label prior to administering, as pertinent information such as warnings, possible side-effects and contraindications may be written for your safety.
I’M GETTING A RASH OR STOMACH ACHE – DOES IT MEAN I’M ALLERGIC TO THE MEDICATION?
Before taking any medication, make sure to read the label. Sometimes side effects of certain medications are to be expected and are written on the label. However, unwanted effects or reactions can happen. Be sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist about any concerns or complications you may be experiencing while taking your medication. For all emergencies, call 911.