Frequently Asked Questions

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Can You Get A Prescription From The Pharmacy?

This depends on the type of the drug. You normally do not need a prescription for OTC drugs (over-the-counter drugs).

However, for other kinds of drugs, you need to get a prescription from your doctor or general practitioner before they get filled at the pharmacy. CMargs Pharmacy can also answer your questions on prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

Can Pharmacists Give Injections?

Some pharmacists are trained and permitted to perform various subcutaneous and intramuscular medicine injections. CMargs Pharmacy can help you learn how to safely give injections to yourself or inject it for you. We can also provide flu shots and other vaccines.

Can A Pharmacist Deny A Prescription?

Yes. CMargs Pharmacy reserves the right to deny a prescription if we suspect foul play. We are also legally bound to report any suspicious acts to the concerned authorities of the law.

Is It Safe To Get My Medications From An Online Pharmacy?

It is safe to get your medications from CMargs Online Pharmacy. We are a certified Pharmaceutical brand, with qualified professionals and personnels. CMargs Pharmacy partners only with the best drug manufacturers across Nigeria and abroad.

We also provide you with information about your medication and prescription. You can speak with one of our pharmacists to know us more.

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I Received All Necessary Vaccines As A Child. Why Do I Need To Receive Booster Vaccines As An Adult?

The truth is with the changing environment, pathogens and microbes are also adapting. Vaccines are only good for how long your immune system can remember them. Because, the memory cells tend to ‘forget’ some pathogens. Hence, the need for booster vaccines.

Booster vaccines help your immune system stay up-to-date about that specific pathogen and strain.

You can get your booster vaccinations at any CMargs pharmacy outlet near you.

What Are Some Tips Or Tools I Can Use To Remember To Take My Medications?

One tip to help patients take the right medications at the right time is sorting them into a weekly medication organizer or pillbox. Setting an alarm on a watch or phone can also provide a prompt to take those medications.

You can order a medication organizer or pillbox from CMargs Pharmacy online store.

However, one of the best methods to stay adherent to your medications is asking family members to help with reminders, which can also add support and encouragement.

To find out more tips, subscribe to our weekly newsletter, read our blog and follow us on social media.

How long do you have to take a prescription to the pharmacy?

Prescriptions for non-controlled drugs are generally valid for 1 year after the date it was written. A controlled substance listed in Schedule II expires 6 months from the date written. After the prescription expires, the pharmacist must obtain authorization from your Doctor.

I want to know more about my health. What do I do?

You are in the right place. CMargs Pharmacy website offers you a lot of information about your health, drugs, and other anti-aging solutions. Our blog and social media pages give you details of top health issues as it concerns you and the community.

You can also access our Telehealth solutions and speak with a pharmacist about your concerns. Simply sign up for our Tele-pharmacy services by scheduling a chat with one of our personnels and we will get you started.

General Questions

Personal Care

How do I know if a product is right for me?

Sometimes, there is no way to tell for sure unless you try it. Usually, however, you can make an educated guess by examining the product’s label and ingredient list. To increase the chance that products won’t irritate your skin, seek out those that are fragrance-free, contain little or no alcohol, and are labeled “suitable for sensitive skin”.

Women's Health

Is there anything I can do to stop my hair from thining?

The common forms of hair loss after menopause are diffuse shedding and “female pattern hair loss,” which typically starts with a widening center part, and the loss is mainly at the top and crown (upper back) of your head. Diffuse shedding usually resolves on its own within 6 months. Why women experience female pattern hair loss is not well understood, but a shift in the balance between estrogen and androgens (male hormones) may be one cause. Nutrition and thyroid disease or other medical conditions may also cause hair loss. Talk to your healthcare providers about what the cause may be in your case. You may need to see a dermatologist. You can support healthy hair by eating a healthy diet low in red meat and calories and rich in zinc, iron, vitamin D, and biotin and taking a daily multivitamin. Treatments your healthcare providers may recommend may be aimed at suppressing androgens (with minoxidil-containing scalp treatments or shampoos or with prescription drugs), or they may recommend other prescription medications or antidandruff shampoos containing zinc or ketoconazole.

Pediatric Care

Are Antibiotics safe for children?

The first three years of life are particularly important to a child’s development, and doctors are very careful about prescribing antibiotics in young children. If an illness is mild, your doctor may recommend observation or non-antibiotic treatment. But there are times when antibiotics are the right treatment for infants, particularly in the case of high fever, moderate to severe ear pain or symptoms of pneumonia.

If your child is sick for longer than a few days or if symptoms worsen, see your doctor. Your child may be prescribed antibiotics. If so, follow directions carefully. Make sure to give your child the full prescribed amount of antibiotic each time and for the full prescribed amount of time. Antibiotics take time to work, and your child may not show improvement for a few days after starting the antibiotics. Never save any leftover antibiotics.

Newborn Care

Can you give a newborn medicine?

Nevergive a baby under 2 months old any medication, not even an over-the-counter one, that’s not recommended or prescribed by a doctor.

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