Starting a new medication can be daunting. There are potentially issues with remembering the correct dose, how to use a product correctly, whether you feel that the new medication is working, or maybe even causing side effects.
These issues can result in the condition not being treated correctly and therefore, not improving as hoped.
Allison’s Chemist provide an NHS service called the New Medicines Service (NMS), where one of our pharmacists can help to support you in the first month of starting a new medication for the following conditions:
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Anticoagulant/Antiplatelet Treatment (E.g. Warfarin)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
To provide this service, we simply require your consent.
We then provide you with a leaflet with important information about your new medication. About two weeks later you can either arrange to come in and see a pharmacist or one of our pharmacists can call you to see how you’re getting on with your medication. Two weeks after this discussion, you would come in to see the pharmacist for a brief consultation to see how you are doing.
The aim of the service is to provide you with good information that will help you best use your new medication and to highlight any problems you may have.
Here is a link to the NHS website for the New Medicines Service.