To offer Ontarians more convenient choices for accessing health care, Ontario has expanded the list of common ailments pharmacists can assess and prescribe certain medications.
These common ailments are:
- hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
- oral thrush (candidal stomatitis)
- pink eye (conjunctivitis; bacterial, allergic and viral)
- dermatitis (atopic, eczema, allergic and contact)
- menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)
- acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD))
- cold sores (herpes labialis)
- insect bites and hives
- tick bites (post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent Lyme disease)
- sprains and strains (musculoskeletal)
- urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- canker sores
- diaper rash
- yeast infections
- parasitic works (pinworms and threadworms)
- nausea and vomiting in pregnancy
Prescribing is optional. Contact your pharmacy before visiting and remember to bring your health card.
Visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/pharmacies for more information on the types of health care services you can get through your local pharmacy.