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Recently Asked Questions

Do you have a question to ask the pharmacist?

This Ask-a-Pharmacist section allows you to direct questions to a patient care pharmacist regarding your medications or any drug-related concerns or issues that may be of interest to you.

Note that our reply may reach you later if you are residing in a different time zone as Singapore. Please allow up to 3 working days for our reply.

If you need an advice immediately, please consult a Doctor or call our Pharmacist via our call centre 6355 3000.

While we will strive to answer as many questions as possible, we would like to seek your understanding that we are unable to answer all questions posted or questions which are not related to medicines. Please include as much details as possible. Accurate and complete information will help our Pharmacist provide the appropriate advice.  Rest assured that all personal information provided will be kept confidential by NHG Pharmacy.


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I am having vomiting and diarrhoea
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As I do not get to see you in person, I would not be able to assess your medical condition. Thus, I would advise you to consult a doctor to find out the underlying cause and for appropriate treatment and advice.

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Hi I am having some fungus under my armpit.
Is there any anti fungus cream you can recommend?
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You may wish to consider applying Clotrimazole 1% cream or Miconazole 2% cream on your fungal rash.

Apart from applying anti-fungal cream on the rash, these are some non-pharmacological methods you can follow to help with your condition:

-          Do not share your towel with other people to prevent the spread of the fungal rash

-          Keep the affected area clean and dry as a moist environment may promote the growth of the fungus

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Is there a medicine named nebivolol 5 mg available? Any other polyclinic pharmacies have it?
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Nebivolol 5mg tablet is not available in NHG Pharmacy. You may wish to contact the hospital or retail pharmacies to enquire on its availability. Do note that a prescription is required for the purchase of this medicine.

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Does the pharmacy carry wound care products that can stop bleeding for patients on blood thinners?
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There are several types of wound dressings and gauze which can help to stop bleeding. Choosing a suitable product depends on the type of wound and how severe it is. 

 

To stop bleeding, you may apply direct pressure on the cut or wound with a clean cloth, tissue, or piece of gauze until bleeding stops. If the patient is taking blood thinners you may need to apply pressure for a longer period to stop the bleeding. Seek medical advice immediately if the bleeding does not stop.

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Do you have vemlidy available?
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Vemlidy tablets are not available in NHG Pharmacy. You may wish to contact the hospital or retail pharmacies to enquire on its availability. Do note that a valid prescription is needed for the purchase of this medicine.

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I am going to Kenya on August and wish to get some Malaria pills for Malaria prevention. I am a Hepatitis B carrier and not on any medication currently, am I suitable to take Malarone? If not, what others option can i take?
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Kenya is a country with malaria risk present in all areas and it would be ideal to take anti-malarial pills for prevention. For Kenya, the recommended anti-malarial pills include Atorvaquone-Proguanil (brand name Malarone), Doxycycline and Mefloquine. 

Atorvaquone-Proguanil and Mefloquine are both pharmacy-only medicines and may be purchased without a prescription after a consultation with a pharmacist.

Doxycycline is a prescription-only medicine and you will need to consult a doctor for the prescription. 

As I am not aware of your full medical history, I would not be able to recommend an appropriate treatment for you. You may wish to find out more from the pharmacist during the pharmacist consultation. 

You may also wish to read up more on malaria prophylaxis on our website:

https://www.pharmacy.nhg.com.sg/page.aspx?id=661

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Do you carry stock of Metformin 50/850?
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Metformin 250mg tablets and 850 tablets are available in NHG Pharmacy. Do note that a prescription is required for the purchase of this medicine.

However, combination drugs such as Janumet that contains both Metformin and Sitagliptin are not available in NHG Pharmacy. You may wish to contact the hospital or retail pharmacies to enquire on its availability.

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I wish to buy a GTN spray for my father. Is it available and do I need a prescription?
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Glyceryl Trinitate Spray is available in selected NHG Pharmacy branches. You may wish to contact us at 6355 3000 to check stock availability at your preferred branch. This medication may be purchased after consultation with a pharmacist.

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How can I buy forziga?
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Dapagliflozin 10mg (Forxiga) is available in NHG Pharmacy and a prescription is required for the purchase of this medicine.

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I have received Sangobion capsules from my doctor.
Being a vegetarian, I prefer to take them without the capsule. Is it ok to open it up and dilute with some water?
A

Sangobion capsule may be opened up and the contents may be mixed with water before consuming.

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