Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Useful Medications For IBS Pain Treatment

IBS pain treatment

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders. The symptoms of IBS can often be effectively managed by changing the diet and lifestyle. It is important to understand the nature of this chronic condition. However, in some cases, medications can be of great help.

There is no single IBS pain treatment. There are a number of treatments useful in alleviating the symptoms of IBS. While the IBS pain treatment varies from person to person, it is important to ask your GP about the treatment options available for IBS.

Dietary changes
Changing your diet is one of the important aspects of treating the symptoms of IBS. Usually, the diet that suits you best will depend on your symptoms and how you respond to different foods. People with IBS are advised to check the amount of fibre in their diet.

There are two types of fibre viz. soluble fibre and insoluble fibre. Oats, barley, rye, fruits, root vegetables and linseeds are the foods with soluble fibre, while wholegrain foods, bran, cereals and nuts contain insoluble fibre. People with constipation can increase the amount of soluble fibre in their diet and drink plenty of water.

Your IBS pain can improve if you consider a few general eating tips – such as having regular meals, taking time when eating, drinking plenty of water, reducing the amount of alcohol, and restricting the amount of caffeine.

Other ways of treating the IBS pain include regular exercise, managing stress, use of probiotics, and psychological therapy. Some people experience relief from cognitive behavioural therapy or psychotherapy.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome medications include antispasmodics (Buscopan), laxatives and anti-motility medicines. Antispasmodics work by helping the muscles to relax in your gastrointestinal system. Laxatives are usually advised to people with one of the most common symptoms of IBS i.e. constipation. Anti-motility medicine such as Loperamide is recommended for people with diarrhoea.

If you are looking for IBS pain treatment medications, get them online from your online pharmacy – PharmacyOutlet. It is a Surrey-based internet pharmacy and offers a wide range of prescription and OTC medications. It also provides the NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Treatment for Constipation

Treatment for constipation

Treatment for constipation usually depends on the causative factor, how long you have been suffering from it, and how serious your symptoms are.

Most cases of constipation get relief from the symptoms by making lifestyle and dietary changes. Changes to diet and lifestyle are often recommended as the first line of treatment for constipation. In fact, most cases will improve without the need for medicine.

People with chronic constipation should eat at least 18g to 30g of fibre a day. High-fibre foods include plenty of cereals, fruits and vegetables. One can even add bulking agents such as wheat bran, which softens the stool, making it easier to pass. Those who suffer from constipation should drink plenty of water and do regular exercise.

If dietary and lifestyle changes do not help, your GP may advise you an oral laxative. A laxative is a type of medication that helps you to pass your stools much easier. There are different types of laxatives and each one has a different effect on the digestive system.

If you have acute constipation, your GP will usually prescribe you a laxative for a shorter duration. You may have to stop the treatment once your stools are easily passed. However, if you have chronic constipation caused by some underlying medical condition, you might have to take laxatives for a longer period, possibly many months.

You must not stop taking laxatives abruptly. You will normally have to reduce the dose before you stop taking them. This may take several months. Your GP will suggest you about when to stop taking laxatives. If you do not experience improvement with laxatives, your GP will advise mini enema or suppository insertion.

For children, laxatives are often recommended in the form of a liquid solution along with dietary changes. Older children should have a well-balanced diet that contains wholegrain foods and vegetables.

If you are looking for the treatment of constipation, PharmacyOutlet supplies a few medications that are clinically proven and useful. However, you must see your GP before taking medication for constipation.

Seizure Medications To Treat Epilepsy

Seizure medications

Most people with a history of epilepsy need medications to control seizures. Although the response to seizure medications may vary from person to person, they successfully control the symptoms of epilepsy in around 70% of patients. However, they will not cure epilepsy.

There are different types of seizures and an accurate diagnosis of a particular type of seizure is very important to choose the best suitable treatment. At the same time, the type of seizure medicine prescribed also depends on certain factors, such as a patient’s medical history, undergoing treatment, drug side effects, etc.

Some of the most common medications currently used to treat epilepsy include:
  • Sodium Valproate
  • Carbamazepine
  • Lamotrigine
  • Levetiracetam
  • Oxcarbazepine
  • Ethosuximide
  • Topiramate
It may take a few months before the seizure medication is determined for you. During the course of therapy, your doctor will be carefully monitoring you to measure your response to the medicine prescribed. This may even include frequent blood tests. This is important to minimise the risk of serious adverse effects and to prevent any complications.

Your doctor will start with a lower dose and gradually increase it until you experience improvement. If a particular medicine does not work for you, your doctor may advise another type of seizure medication. It is important to follow all directions carefully while taking medications for epilepsy.

While undergoing treatment with seizure medication, try to stay away from other medicines, including OTC medicines and supplements. Other medicines could affect the efficacy of epilepsy medication.

Here’s the most important aspect of seizure medications – you should never stop your treatment without speaking to your doctor. In most cases, treatment for epilepsy is for the lifetime. However, if you have not experienced an episode of seizures for a number of years, your doctor might think of reducing the dose or stop the treatment gradually.

If you are taking seizure medications regularly and like to get them privately, sign up with PharmacyOutlet and get them by providing your private prescriptions.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Order Repeat Prescription Without Leaving Your Home

Order repeat prescription

Repeat prescriptions can sometimes be a fuss, especially if you are working and find no time visiting your GP practice. It can be inconvenient if you are old enough and have to make frequent trips to your GP.

Thanks to the NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS), PharmacyOutlet, a UK’s GPhC registered online pharmacy, will take care of everything to get your NHS repeat prescriptions delivered free to your home.

EPS means all your repeat prescriptions are arranged and delivered to the address of your choice – at no extra cost. So, by nominating PharmacyOutlet, you will not have to face the bad weather, wait in a queue for buses, find a spot to park, or rely on someone to help you get your medications.

With the free reminder service, the pharmacist will contact you by email to inform you that your repeat prescription is due. You can order repeat prescription and get it delivered to your preferred address, which could be your home or workplace, whichever you choose. It is quick and easy to nominate PharmacyOutlet for the hassle-free Repeat Prescription Service.

How does the service work?
Once you have registered with PharmacyOutlet (which takes less than a few minutes), the service works just as any other online delivery. You need to give your details so that the pharmacist can dispense and deliver your repeat prescription via Royal Mail.

The process is pretty simple, fast and efficient. In fact, most users agree that the NHS Electronic Prescription Service is more convenient than the traditional way of collecting a repeat prescription. Sign up today!

The NHS Repeat Prescription Service is for those who need regular medications for chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems, heart disease, etc. You can ask your GP practice whether you are eligible to use the EPS.Delivery for the NHS Repeat Prescription Service is free of charge and it is done through Royal Mail.

PharmacyOutlet is owned and operated by Pharmacentric Limited, which is located at 40 London Road, Blackwater, Camberley, Surrey GU17 9AA. Call 03333 222 400 if you want to know how to order repeat prescription online.

Nail Fungus Treatment & Prevention

Nail Fungus Treatment

People often develop a fungal infection of the nail at some point in their life. Although it is not usually serious, many people find it unpleasant and sometimes it is difficult to treat.

The nail fungus infection usually develops slowly and it may cause thickening, discolouration and distortion. People often develop infection in the toenails than the fingernails. The medical terms for nail fungus is “Onychomycosis”.

Nail Fungus Treatment
For a mild infection of nail, treatment is not always needed, because it is unlikely to cause any further complications. You should always practise good foot and hand hygiene to stop or prevent the infection. Speak to your pharmacist if you notice any change in the appearance of the nail(s) or experience pain and discomfort.

Antifungal nail paints and nail softening kits such as Canespro Fungal Nail Treatment Set can be useful in treating nail fungus. People with severe nail infection need oral antifungal tablets, which are taken once or twice for a few weeks, depending on the severity of the infection. In more advanced cases, GPs often recommended a procedure to remove the nail completely.

Nail Fungus Prevention
You can reduce the risk of developing a nail fungus by:
  • regularly keeping your hands and feet clean and dry
  • clipping your nails to keep them short – make sure you use your won clippers
  • wearing well-fitted shoes and cleaned cotton socks
  • not walking barefoot in public places
  • treating athlete’s foot as early as possible to avoid infection
Sometimes, nail salon equipment can be the source of fungal nail infection. Make sure any equipment used for nail care in the salon is properly sterilised between uses.

A nail fungus may not cause any peculiar symptoms at first. However, as the infection progresses, you will notice discolouration, thickening and distortion. You may experience pain or discomfort with crumbly nails.

If you notice any changes in your nail, ask your pharmacist at PharmacyOutlet and get effective nail fungus treatment. PharmacyOutlet is an online pharmacy operated by Pharmacentric Limited, which also provides the NHS Electronic Prescription Service for patients who need regular medications.

PharmacyOutlet Celebrates World Pharmacists Day

World Pharmacists Day

World Pharmacists Day was the idea of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), which is observed every year on 25th September. As designated by the FIP Council in the late 2000s in the Istanbul, Turkey, 25 September is dedicated to the pharmacists who work towards the health and well-being of people.

FIP encourages the pharmacists of all over the world to use this special day to organise activities that advocate and promote the role of a pharmacist in improvising healthcare. The objective of this day is to bring attention to the positive benefits offered by the pharmacists through various events.

Each year, FIP announces a different theme so that pharmacists and other individuals working in the sector of pharmaceutical industry can conduct national campaigns and events to display the good work they constantly do in improving the health and well-being of people across the globe. Events may include holding exhibitions, giving lectures, or organising activities to demonstrate the importance of pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

The theme of World Pharmacists Days 2017 is “From research to health care: Your pharmacist is at your service”.

This year’s theme was chosen to contemplate the numerous contributions a pharmacy professional does to improve your health. The contributions include research and development of medications, educating future pharmacists and pharmaceutical researchers, and providing direct care.

FIP always emphasises that pharmacy professionals are the backbone of heathcare. It believes that taking care of patients starts with understanding and recognising the health issues of people, and developing certain plans, medications and policies to tackle them. Pharmacists are often there from the beginning of the process i.e. when the first molecule is invented to treat a disease.

This World Pharmacists Day, PharmacyOutlet appreciates the value of the pharmacists and their impact on improving health. From healthcare advice to supplying medications to providing the NHS Electronic Prescription Service, the pharmacists of PharmacyOutlet are always there for you. Call 03333 222 400, “Your pharmacist is at your service”!

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Best OTC Head Lice Treatment Is Available At PharmacyOutlet

OTC head lice treatment

Effective treatments or OTC (over-the-counter) medications are easily available at a UK’s online pharmacy – PharmacyOutlet.

Everyone with head lice in your house should be treated as early as possible. If a particular OTC head lice treatment does not work for the first time, you can use it again or try a different treatment, or ask your pharmacist or GP.

There are effective OTC medicines to treat head lice and they are available easily online. Most products are available as a shampoo, lotion or cream that is to be applied to the affected areas of the scalp, left on for a period of time, and then rinsed off.

Since the lice service on the clothing, not on the body, there is need of oral medications, unless a person is severely infested. The best way to get rid of lice is to wash your clothes in hot water.

OTC head lice medications that are usually recommended for head lice include:
  • Permethrin crème rinse is the first choice of OTC head lice treatment. It destroys lice and their eggs. You need to apply the lotion, keep it for a certain period of time, and then rinse off.
  • Pyrethrins and Piperonyl Butoxide are usually available as a shampoo that is to be left on the hair for approximately 10 minutes and then rinse off.
  • Dimeticone lotion another OTC head lice treatment available as a lotion or lotion spray that is to be applied and left overnight.
There are other OTC products for head lice treatment, ask your pharmacist whether they are safe and effective. Some treatments are to be taken twice (seven days apart) to make sure newly hatched lice are destroyed. Detection combing is often advised and should be done at least two or three days after completing the treatment.

Speak to your pharmacist on 03333 222 400, who can recommend you a suitable OTC head lice treatment and suggest you how to use it correctly. PharmacyOutlet deals in some of the most effective OTC products for treating head lice.

What Is The Difference Between NHS And Private Prescriptions?

private prescription online
It is quite clear that there is a lot of confusion among people with regard to prescriptions in the UK. Questions may range from “If I am eligible for NHS prescriptions, then why do I have to pay?” to “I have medical insurance, can I claim for prescription service?” Read on to understand the difference between the prescriptions issued privately and through the NHS.

NHS Prescription Online v/s Private Prescription Online Explained

Cost – An NHS Online Prescription Is Much Cheaper
An NHS prescription costs £8.60 (correct as of 1st April 2017) and it includes two
components the cost of the GP issuing the prescription and the cost of the medicine – subsidised by the NHS. With a private prescription online, you have to pay the full cost of the medicine. Plus, you may or may not have to pay a fee to the GP to issue you a private prescription.

Availability – Not All Medications Are Available On The NHS Prescription
Medications that are not available on the NHS are Priligy (for Premature Ejaculation), Intrisia (for loss of libido), and Propecia (for hair fall). Erectile Dysfunction medicines such as Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra are available on the NHS, but only if you meet the strict eligibility criteria of the NHS. Even if you meet the eligibility criteria, you are prescribed on a certain amount of pills per month.

Certain medications are available through the NHS, but it comes down to where you reside in the UK – this is called post-code lottery. For instance, an anti-malarial (Malarone) and expensive oral birth control pills that are available privately can be available depending on the local GP’s budget and your willingness. An anti-smoking product Champix is available on the NHS for people who take the treatment for the first time; it is not available for lapsed smokers.

Not all GP practices charge a fee for issuing a private prescription online; however, most of them charge. PharmaDoctor is one of the online GP services in the UK and it charges a fee that includes the cost of medicine and the cost of issuing a private prescription online. It is one of the cheapest online doctor services in the UK, which is affiliated with the PharmacyOutlet, an online pharmacy. A qualified doctor registered with the General Medical Council issues you a private prescription online.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

The Essentials Of The Repeat Prescription Service

Repeat Prescription Service

The Repeat Prescription Service, or the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS), is an easy and convenient way to meet your repeat prescription needs. If you require regular medication for treating your long-term health condition, you can use the repeat prescription service easily and with the less inconvenience.

Using the repeat prescription service frees up appointments for people who need an additional medical assistance and makes the best use of your GP surgery’s time. If you would like to use the repeat prescription service, please talk to your GP surgery and ask your pharmacist.

Here the essentials of the repeat prescription service:
  • With the EPS, you can get your regular medication without visiting your GP surgery
  • You must re-order your repeat prescription when you see that you have only a week’s supply left
  • It is important to allow your doctor and pharmacist a minimum of two working days to process your repeat prescription
  • Usually, you might get the supply for a maximum of two months; however, this will be at your doctor’s discretion
  • Your repeat medications are reviewed by your GP surgery after every six months
  • The most important aspect of this service is the nomination; you need to nominate only one pharmacy to fulfil your prescription needs
You can send your repeat prescription by post, by fax, in person, or through the internet. The online way is probably the best way to get your regular medication.

After nominating an online pharmacy, the pharmacist will request your repeat prescriptions from your GP surgery. The pharmacist, after downloading the prescription, will dispense your medicines and you can collect them from the store.

Some pharmacies, such as PharmacyOutlet, offer the prescription collections service and free delivery. For more details, ask your pharmacist.

You can have a word with a registered pharmacist of PharmacyOutlet by calling 03333 222 400. The store is managed by Pharmacentric Limited, which is located at 40 London Road, Blackwater, Camberley, Surrey GU17 9AA.

Sign Up With Pharmacy Outlet To Order Prescriptions Online

Order Prescriptions Online

A medical professional will issue you repeat prescriptions on a regular basis. You need to show these repeat prescriptions to fulfil your medicinal needs. Remember, your doctor will not issue repeat prescriptions for acute conditions that need a short course of therapy.

Ordering prescription online through Pharmacy Outlet is completely hassle-free. You need to sign up with Pharmacy Outlet just by setting up a new account – this is called “nomination”. However, prior to nomination, you need to talk to your GP practice. After nomination, your GP practice will send your prescriptions to Pharmacy Outlet, electronically.

Please allow at least 48 hours to Pharmacy Outlet to collect your prescriptions from your GP practice. This also applies to those repeat prescriptions that are requested by hospital consultants. If your GP practice wants you to start with a new prescription medicine urgently, he will either supply you through the hospital or call the pharmacy to provide you the supply.

If you use a prescription medicine on a regular basis, your GP practice will give you a repeat prescription form to fulfil your medicinal needs.

Pharmacentric Limited, which is located in Camberley, Surrey, manages Pharmacy Outlet. If you do not want to order prescriptions online, you can hand in your repeat prescription form at 40 London Road, Blackwater, Camberley, Surrey GU17 9AA. The pharmacist will then dispense and deliver your medicine right to your home for free.

If you want to order prescription online, it is important to nominate Pharmacy Outlet first. The store can request your repeat prescriptions by phone, but the NHS Electronic Prescription Service is much easier. Ask your pharmacist how to order prescription online by calling on 03333 222 400.

It is recommended that you check your repeat prescriptions carefully before ordering prescriptions online. Let the pharmacist know about the medicines you are no longer using.

If you want to change or cancel the nomination, it is important to speak to your GP and pharmacy first. If you do not inform, your prescriptions will be delivered to a wrong address.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Repeat Prescription Online UK: Basic Information

Prescription online UK

The Repeat Prescription Online Service, or the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS), is designed to help people get their prescriptions with great ease and comfort. The service enables a doctor to send a patient’s repeat prescription to the pharmacy via the internet. Patients can collect their medicine from the pharmacy store or request for a home delivery that is free.

One of the chief reasons behind this initiation is to reduce the waste in the NHS. Experts are concerned because millions are wasted each year due to stockpiling, over-ordering and unused medication. The EPS is much safer and allows experts to monitor over-use and under-use of medications efficiently.

NHS Prescription Cost
The NHS Prescription Charge is £8.60 for each item from 1st April 2017. Most patients collecting the repeat prescriptions do not pay prescription charges.

If you have to pay prescription charges and need more than four prescription medicines in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months, you can save money by getting a PPC (Prescription Prepayment Certificate).

Prescription Requests
You can request a repeat prescription online UK in the following ways:
  • Online (please ask your pharmacist how to sign up online)
  • By post, using the repeat prescription slip
  • In person, handing over the prescription slip to the pharmacy
Further Information
Most pharmacies in the UK offer the NHS Electronic Prescription Service. They will make necessary arrangements to collect your repeat prescription electronically to dispense and deliver your regular medicines.

Please allow at least two working days (excluding weekends and bank holidays) for your prescription request to be dispensed. More importantly, make sure you re-order when you still have a week’s supply left. This gives enough time for a pharmacist to collect your prescription from your doctor. Do not stockpile medications at home. Please order only those prescription items that you need.

PharmacyOutlet is one of the UK’s online pharmacies based in Surrey. It operates as a fully stocked online pharmacy that fulfils the prescription needs of people and offers free delivery for NHS prescriptions. Call 03333 222 400 to know more about the repeat prescription online service!

Order Your Repeat Prescription Online & Save Time

Repeat prescription online

Do you know approximately 80% of the prescriptions that are issued by GPs are for treating long-term health condition? Those prescriptions are referred as “repeat prescriptions”.

There is an effective system initiated by the NHS to help people fulfil their prescription needs in the most convenient way, which is called the Electronic Prescription Service or EPS in short. EPS is to ensure that patients are getting the correct prescription medicines in the right quantity.

PharmacyOutlet offers the NHS Repeat Prescription Online service to people who get repeat prescriptions on a regular basis from their GP practice.

How can I order repeat prescription online?
First and foremost, you must have a repeat prescription issued by your GP practice in order to use the EPS. If you have it, you must nominate PharmacyOutlet, by completing the registration form on the website.

PharmacyOutlet offers a prescription collection service – this means your repeat prescriptions are collected from your GP surgery through the internet, saving you time. Remember, you need order repeat prescription online a week before you need a new supply.

The PharmacyOutlet pharmacist will contact your GP practice and collect your prescription electronically. Once this is done, your medicines are dispensed and delivered to the address you choose. Please note that the delivery is free, but you have to pay for the medicines ordered.

Please allow the GP practice a minimum of two working days to process your repeat prescriptions. Hence, it is always advised to re-order your prescriptions a week before running out of old supply.

Your GP surgery may ask you to see him/her so that you get your medicines reviewed. Your doctor will assess your condition and make sure that the medicines you are taking are helping you to treat the condition.

Nominating PharmacyOutlet is the easiest and best way to re-order your repeat prescriptions online. You can email your request to or call 03333 222 400 to understand how to order repeat prescription online through PharmacyOutlet.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Order Repeat Prescription Online & Get Your Medicines Delivered To Your Door

Repeat prescription online

A repeat prescription is often issued by your GP practice when you need regular medicine to treat your chronic condition. With the repeat prescription online service, your medications can be supplied for a certain period regularly, without actually visiting your GP practice on a frequent basis.

Usually, repeat prescriptions are issued for a period of six to 12 months. However, the duration varies with the type of medicine recommended and on the GP’s discretion.

Your GP practice will issue you the prescription that has two parts – the green slip, which is the actual prescription, and the white slip, which is the re-order form.  The white slip contains the list of medicines that you order for a specific duration.

All you need to do is tick the medications that you need on a regular basis with your GP’s consent, and then you can order your repeat prescription online.

Many chemists offer the prescription collection service from your GP practice. An electronic prescription is nothing but an online prescription that is shared between your GP practice and pharmacist to help you get your regular medicine without visiting your GP’s office. You should discuss with your GP practice and your pharmacist to know how the electronic prescription or the repeat prescription online service works.

It is imperative that you order the repeat prescription online at least one week before running out of supply. If you do not order in time and run out of your current supply, immediately call your doctor who will offer you an emergency supply. However, this depends on the availability of your GP practice.

If you should use the same medicine on a regular basis, you can use the repeat prescription online service offered by an online pharmacy – Pharmacy Outlet. With the Pharmacy Outlet Electronic & Repeat Prescription Service, you will get your medicine right at your doorstep for free.
Pharmacy Outlet is one of the GPhC registered online pharmacies. It offers only those medicines that have a license approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Remember that this online pharmacy provides this prescription service to patients who are entitled to pay to the NHS for repeat prescriptions.

Nominate Pharmacy Outlet or call 03333 222 400 to get started with the repeat prescription online service.

Nominate PharmacyOutlet For The Online Repeat Prescription Service

Online repeat prescription

If you take regular medicine that is prescribed by your GP surgery, let PharmacyOutlet help untie your time!

Why spend time dashing between your GP surgery and pharmacy every time when you need a repeat prescription. Sign up for the free online repeat prescription service and let PharmacyOutlet organise everything for you. You can collect your dispensed medicines from PharmacyOutlet, 40 London Road, Blackwater, Camberley, Surrey GU17 9AA or have them delivered right to your home.

Do not run out of your medicine supply. PharmacyOutlet will remind you about your next prescription due so that you get your medication in time. Also, make sure you do not stock pile your medicine.

The PharmacyOutlet’s Online Repeat Prescription Service means that you can get your medication delivered to your home just when you need it, with minimum fuss. You need not worry about getting the prescription slip signed by your GP surgery, or going to the pharmacy store to collect your medicine.

PharmacyOutlet can fulfil your repeat prescriptions through the NHS Electronic Prescription Service.

Here’s how the online repeat prescription service works:
  • Sign up for the online repeat prescription service
  • Complete the online registration form and get a confirmation receipt
  • PharmacyOutlet arranges your repeat prescription from your GP surgery
  • The pharmacist will dispense your prescription and deliver it for free to your UK address
PharmacyOutlet offers the free reminder service, which means it will email you about your next prescription due in advance so that you do not run out of supply. It will ask you to check which medications you need for your next prescription and then confirm your order. It is important to reply to this email to ensure there is enough time for the pharmacist to make the necessary arrangements for collecting your repeat prescription from your GP surgery.

Please note, if your GP surgery is not based in England and does not offer the NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS), PharmacyOutlet will not be able to provide the repeat prescription service.

Call 03333 222 400 and ask your pharmacist to understand the process of the online repeat prescription service.

A Guide To Constipation Pain Relief

constipation pain relief

Are you feeling a bit backed up? So you feel bloated and uncomfortable with pain in abdomen? Well, don’t feel embarrassed, a lot of Brits persistently deal with constipation, one of the most common digestive problems.

If you are suffering from constipation on a regular basis, it is often due to lack of water in your stool. This digestive problem occurs when the intestines absorb too much fluid. It is a condition in which you have a very few bowel movements in a week, and your stools are dry, hard and knotty, making you experience pain on straining.

Constipation Pain Relief
One of the easiest ways to keep things moving in your gastrointestinal tract is getting enough fibre in your daily diet. This makes the stool softer and bulkier, making it easy to pass. The aim is to get at least 20 to 35 grams of fibre daily. Wholegrain foods, bran, green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits and beans are a few good sources of dietary fibre.

Water is most important substance to treat and prevent constipation. Try to drink plenty of water if you have difficulty passing stools.

You must give yourself enough time when it comes to sitting on the toilet when the urge is there, irrespective of what treatment you choose. Holding the urge for a longer period can aggravate your constipation. More importantly, never ignore the problem. If left untreated, constipation can cause haemorrhoids and anal fissures that may even cause bleeding. Straining hard can make your condition worse.

Speak to your GP if you experience stomach pain, bleeding during stools, or inability to have proper bowel movements.

Laxatives are the first line of treatment to relieve constipation pain. To more about laxatives, call 03333 222 400 and ask your pharmacist.

PharmacyOutlet is a Surrey-based online pharmacy from where you can get constipation pain relief medications that are clinically proven, safe and effective. This UK online pharmacy also offers the NHS Repeat Prescription Service to those who need regular prescription medicines.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Know About The NHS Electronic Prescription Service

NHS Electronic Prescription Service

Do you know that at least two-thirds of prescriptions issued in the UK’s primary healthcare are “repeat prescriptions”? According to a medical survey, the electronic prescription services account for nearly 80% of NHS medicine costs for primary care.

There are over 400 million repeat prescriptions generated each year. It is estimated that more than 300 million repeat prescriptions could be replaced with repeat dispensing, which could save approximately 2 million hours of GP surgery.

The government of UK introduced repeat dispensing services in order to provide a more effective way to order and manage repeat prescriptions. The NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) can only be used when the prescribing and dispensing systems use EPS Release 2 (R2).

The Electronic Repeat Dispensing Service allows patients to get repeated supplies of their medicine without the need for the GP prescriber to provide a handwritten prescription each time. The prescriptions are then available for dispensing through a pharmacy that a patient nominates.

A GP practice issues an online prescription using the EPS Release 2 prescribing system, which contains:
  • the intended interval between each repeat prescription issued
  • how frequently the repeat prescription can be issued
Once the GP practice has prescribed has issued a repeat dispensing prescription, it will be sent to the NHS electronically, where it will be available for download by the dispenser nominated by a patient.

You can use the NHS Electronic Prescription Service only after nominating a pharmacy. The pharmacist can access the electronic prescription and dispense your medicines so that you can collect without much waiting in the store. If you nominate an online pharmacy, you receive your medicines right to your home.

Who is eligible for NHS Electronic Prescription Service?Patients who need a repeat prescription are eligible for repeat electronic dispensing. This includes patients on a stable therapy, with long-standing conditions, on a multiple drug therapy, and those who can manage their seasonal conditions.

PharmacyOutlet offers the NHS Electronic Prescription Service to patients in England only. You can get your prescriptions delivered to your home using the repeat prescriptions by nominating PharmacyOutlet.

NHS Online Prescription At PharmacyOutlet

NHS online prescription

NHS online prescription 
Are you looking for an easy and fast way to get your NHS online prescriptions? Nominate PharmacyOutlet!

Thanks to the NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS), PharmacyOutlet can take care of everything to deliver your repeat prescriptions for free, right to your home.

It is as easy as 1, 2, 3
  1. Prescriptions arranged – Your repeat prescription is arranged with your GP surgery on the behalf of you to PharmacyOutlet through the internet, using the EPS
  2. Safe, discreet & free delivery – The pharmacist will dispense your NHS online prescription, which is then delivered for free to the address of your choice
  3. Free reminder service – You will receive an email that reminds you when your prescription is due so that you do not run out of supply
How does the PharmacyOutlet repeat prescription service work?
Once you nominate PharmacyOutlet, you will get a reminder when your prescription is due. Your repeat prescription is arranged with your GP, who then sends your prescription electronically to PharmacyOutlet. Your medication is posted out for delivery to the address of your choice.

According to a survey, 96% of patients agree that the EPS is more convenient than the traditional way of collecting the repeat prescription. So, why not nominate PharmacyOutlet today?

If you have any questions regarding the PharmacyOutlet NHS online prescription service, call 03333 222 400, a member of the pharmacy team is waiting to talk to you.

Although there is no need to visit your GP surgery over and over again just to collect a repeat prescription, you will be asked to see the prescriber at least once in six months to review your treatment. Please ensure that you check with your doctor to get your medications reviewed.

Please allow at least 48 hours for the NHS online prescriptions to be processed. It is recommended re-ordering your repeat prescription at least one week before you notice that you are running out of supply. Make sure you do not stockpile your regular medications.

If you are still not getting how to use the NHS online prescription service, please ask your pharmacist or GP surgery.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Go Paperless, Send Prescriptions Electronically

Send prescriptions electronically

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is one of the most beneficial services introduced by the NHS in the UK. It enables your GP practice to send prescriptions electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.

The NHS has deployed EPS through two important keys viz. Release 1 (R1) and Release 2 (R2). In R1, the barcoded paper prescription form is the legal prescription.

R2 supports the transmission of electronic or repeat prescriptions and the process of e-repeat dispensing (eRD). It also supports the pharmacy nomination of the patient, GP cancellation of repeat prescriptions, and the submission of reimbursement claims to the NHS pricing authority.

Currently, a GP practice can only send prescriptions electronically to the patient’s nominated pharmacy.

With the NHS Electronic Prescription Service, you no longer have to visit your GP practice just to collect your paper prescription. Go paperless; let your GP send prescriptions electronically to your favourite pharmacy. This will save you time and money.

If you would like to receive your repeat medications right to your door, get in touch with PharmacyOutlet, call 03333 222 400 and ask your pharmacist how to nominate and get started with the EPS.

The NHS Electronic or Repeat Prescription Service is the most useful service if you have repeat prescriptions. Remember that this service does not include private prescriptions and veterinary prescriptions.

It is estimated that all GP practices will start using the Electronic Prescription Service in the near future. It is always good to inform your doctor from where you would like to get your repeat medications.

What are the benefits of EPS?
  • Time saving – less trips to make to your GP practice
  • Hassle-free – reducing the waiting time in the pharmacy store and there is no need to go any where
  • Confidential – a GP practice will send prescriptions electronically, which is safe, reliable and confidential
  • Free delivery – most pharmacies, including PharmacyOutlet, provide free delivery, without charging you any extra fee
For more information about the NHS Electronic Prescription Service, call 03333 222 400 and speak to the pharmacist!

Getting A Repeat Prescription Online

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Many people need to take medications for a longer duration to treat their chronic health condition. When they want a new supply from their GP practice, it can be done through a repeat prescription. It is important to be organised and once you get the process, it is quite straightforward.

You must not leave ordering your repeat prescription until you have run out of your supply. When you notice that you have just a week’s supply remaining, place your order so that you have the new medicine before running out of the old supply.

You might have a re-order form (white slip) that is attached to your actual prescription (green slip). It contains all your medicinal details and all you need to do is tick the ones that you need. And then you can drop off your repeat prescription to your pharmacy to collect your medicines. This is the conventional way of getting a repeat prescription.

Most GP practices now let you order repeat prescriptiononline through a special website that offers the online pharmacy service. If you are interested in this, you can ask your GP practice and pharmacist. Usually, it takes two working days for the repeat prescription to process.

The conventional way of getting a repeat prescription can be time-consuming. This means that you need to visit a GP practice to pick up a prescription, and then visit your pharmacy and wait until your medicines are dispensed.

Some pharmacies offer the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) where they will order and collect your repeat prescription from your GP practice through the internet. You can call the pharmacy to know whether it has received your prescription from your GP practice. The pharmacy will then dispense and deliver your medications right to your home for free. PharmacyOutlet is one of the online pharmacies where you can get a repeat prescription online.

More often than not, you will have a medication review with your GP practice who may want to do it before he/she gives you a new prescription. So, you need to give some time to process a repeat prescription online.

PharmacyOutlet reminds you about your next prescription due so that you order your medicines in time. If you have any problem with your repeat prescription, you can call 03333 222 400 and get your query resolved.