Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association

Common Ailments

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Minor, or common, ailments refers to conditions that can initially be managed with non-prescription therapy, such as allergies or skin irritations. All pharmacists can assess minor aliments symptoms and recommend self-care or over-the-counter treatments. Pharmacists in many provinces can also prescribe medications for certain minor ailments. Our resources will help pharmacists assess, recommend and (where authorized) prescribe appropriate therapy for a number of minor ailments.

How can you help your patients with an uncomplicated UTI? 
Practice Tool

Outcomes of Pharmacist Prescribing for Patients with UTIs (June 5, 2018)
Conference Session Recording

Non-Prescription Treatment of Gastroesopheal Reflux Disease (GERD): How Effective Are the Options?* (June 21, 2019)
Webinar Recording

GERD: Optimizing Patient Treatment Using Nonprescription Medication
Practice Tool

Nonprescription Therapies for Fever and Pain Management in Children* (November 28, 2018)
Webinar Recording

*CPhA associates only