- Should I take the tablet before or after meal?
- Which painkiller do you recommend?
- Our baby need bottle-feeding, which one should I chose?
- I am going on a trip, what should I take?
- Why can I not get this drug on prescription?
- What do A, A1 and B lists of drugs mean?
- I used to get this drug on prescription, but now I cannot?
- Can I get a "basic" antibiotic?
- My eyes sore are they are very red, can I get some eye drops?
- Why did the doctor prescribe this sedative, if I need to pay for in now?
Some drugs require to be taken before or after meal because of their pharmaceutical form or chemical composition. Some will be bestabsorbed if taken on empty stomach, while others require a full stomach to reduce the unwanted side-effects of the drug. The pharmacist will explain if it is important to take a drug before of after meal when handing it over to the patient.
There is a very large number of analgesics, which can be bought without a prescription. They can be ranked on the basis of the intensity of their effects, action time and unwanted effects that they cause. The safest on is paracetamol, and it is the first one to be recommended, but it is often insufficient to alleviate patient's pain. That is why the use of acetylsalicylicacid is also often recommended, and the products with fixed combinations of 2 or more analgesics and non-steroid anti-rheumatics such as ibuprofen, dyclofenac and nymusulid...
Adapted milks are food supplements for infants, and their composition is adjusted to the age of the child. There is no well or poorly adapted milk; they are mainly of the same composition, with near the same caloric values and vitamin contents. The difference is mainly in the taste that the child gets used to, and most children do not accept changes of adapted milk. Parents are recommended to rely on their own preference when choosinga milk, because no variety has been proved to be better for the child, or to lead to greater development of the child's mass.
It is always useful to have painkillers, anti-nausea pills, antipyretics, probiotic tablets for the regulation of intestine flora which is easily disrupted when changing your environment, anti-allergic tablets, sunburn and cut skin creams and plasters in your "private portable pharmacy" when going away. Note that chronic patients need to take their complete therapy when going on a tripfor the whole period they plan to spend away.
People insured in the RS HIF can get dugs on prescription and there is a positive list of drugs that the HIF pays for. The list is formed in a way to encompass the basic drugs from each group of drugs, thereby satisfying the basic needs of patients. Patients must pay for drugs that are not on the list. The positive list is publically available on the RS HIF web page.
Drug List A is a list that includes the drugs whose cost is fully paid for by the Health Insurance Fund (these patients do not pay any participation), or it is paid 90% for categories of patients who participate in payment. List B includes drugs whose cost is paid 50% by the Fund. A1 is a sublist for drugs which are not registered, but are necessary for treatment, and are therefore prescribed.
The RS HIF sometimes changes the drug lists. These changes can be aimed at augmenting the positive list with new drugs, or removing some drugs from the list. There is no rule as to how often the changes should take place, and most drugs have been on the list for a long period of time without any changes. This may lead to situations in which patients are no longer able to get their therapy by prescription, just as it may happen that patients now get a drug on prescription, whereas in the past they had to pay for it.
No. Every antibiotic has its action spectrum and there is no universal one to be commonly used to help just any case. On the other hand, patients are prone to start or cease therapy on their own, which can have adverse effects on the course of any infection, and only a health professional can say when and what kind of an antibiotic therapy should be used.
Most eye products (drops and ointments) are not given without a prescription. Antibiotic or corticosteroid products or their combinations are mostly used, but there should first be an examination to determine if it is an allergy related redness, or an eye infection, or maybe a presence of a foreign body. Only after the diagnosis has been properly made can the therapy be prescribed. Exception is the drops with antiseptics, or drops with natural components, which can be bought without doctors' recommendation, but they can only resolve some mild inflammations.
Sedatives are a group of drugs whose prescription is strictly controlled in pharmacies and the prescription must be stamped by the doctor who prescribed it, and it cannot be bought without it. That does not mean that the sedative belongs to the positive list; the stamped prescription is just a precondition for you to be able to buy it.