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Cheetham's Pharmacy Saskatoon is your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy

Since 1994, Cheetham's Pharmacy has served their customers in Saskatoon and area, offering professional advice and exceptional service.  They have the education, knowledge, experience and skills to offer a wide variety of health care services with a focus on offering exceptional service that goes above and beyond when it comes to their customer’s health and needs.  

Cheetham’s Pharmacy is your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy

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Cheetham’s Pharmacy – You’ve got a friend

 

Winter, spring, summer or fall, all you have to do is call, and I'll be there…you’ve got a friend

At Cheetham’s Pharmacy we have a special focus on senior’s wellness. This special generation is our parents and grandparents. They took special care of all of us, made many sacrifices, and helped us get to where we are today. It isour turn to take care of our seniors. Cheetham’s Pharmacy works hard to make a positive difference in our senior’s clients, always improving and adding to our senior’s services whenever possible. If you are a senior and a client of Cheetham’s Pharmacy you can expect the following care and services:

v  Honor, respect, and understanding

v  FREE prescription delivery and pick up

v  Hard work to reduce your medication costs whenever possible

v  FREE senior’s medical shuttle

v  Medication reviews to optimize your medication use and reduce the number of medicines if possible. Cheetham’s pharmacy has a certified geriatric pharmacist specializing in the needs of senior’s

v  FREE basic foot care by a licensed esthetician for senior’s having difficulty managing their own foot care

v  FREE medication compliance packaging for senior’s to help manage multiple medications and improve health outcomes

v  At Cheetham’s Pharmacy, if you need to consult with our specialized pharmacy team but can’t make it to the pharmacy, a pharmacist will come to you

v  Compression stocking fitting by our certified Sigvaris® pharmacists to help with circulation problems as we get older

v  Diabetes education and assessment by our certified diabetes educator pharmacist to help manage the growing number of senior’s with diabetes

v  Smoking cessation counselling and follow up by our certified PACT trained pharmacists

v  Our incontinence trained pharmacists can help with finding the right product and fit to optimize incontinence management and restore peace of mind

v  Personal care home services – Our specialized pharmacy team works closely with physicians and care givers to provide the utmost in pharmacy care to our senior’s living in personal care homes. Cheetham’s Pharmacy is the preferred pharmacy provider to over 30% of the personal care homes in Saskatoon and area.

v  Cheetham’s Pharmacy can help in the finding of a suitable personal care home for our senior’s

v  Cheetham’s Pharmacy partners with a growing number of health professionals having a special interest in senior’s care and wellness including medical, dental, and physiotherapy

v  Prompt and efficient service to handle medication changes immediately

v  22 years of excellent, dedicated, consistent, reliable, and trusted customer service,* our number one priority*.  *BBB A+ rating* and *“Given the Thumbs Up” by Trusted Saskatoon*

v  Read our valuable and helpful health information articles in “Ask the Experts” or online

“You just call out my name, and you know wherever I am, I'll come running to see you again…you’ve got a friend”

Richard Cheetham, BSc, BSP, Owner Cheetham’s Pharmacy

514 Queen St, Saskatoon, S7K 0M5 

Cell: 306-653-5111 

1800: 1-800-695-4788 

E: pharmacy@shaw.ca

Visit us online at www.cheethamspharmacy.ca, 

Cheetham's Pharmacy your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy.

Cheetham's Pharmacy your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy - the importance of Vitamin D

Since 1994, Cheetham's Pharmacy has served their customers in Saskatoon and area, offering professional advice and exceptional service. They have the education, knowledge, experience and skills to offer a wide variety of health care services with a focus on offering exceptional service that goes above and beyond when it comes to their customer’s health and needs.

They are located directly across from City Hospital, centrally located for fast delivery to all parts of the city.

Cheetham’s Pharmacy your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy

 

Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy -info on the importance of Vitamin D 

 

Are you getting enough Vitamin D?: 

Vitamin D has a long and very fascinating history. Rickets, a disease consisting of bone deformities, pain and fractures was first defined in the 17th century but it took until 1920 before the cure for Rickets was discovered. That cure is known as Vitamin D.

Today in Canada, we rarely see cases of Rickets, but low Vitamin D levels can cause osteomalacia (softening of the bones) and osteoporosis (fragile bones) in adults.

 

Vitamin D’s best known role is to keep bones healthy by helping to increase the absorption of Calcium. Without enough Vitamin D, the body can only absorb 10-15% of dietary calcium. If Vitamin D only protected bones, it would still be very essential to our health. But researchers have discovered that it may do much more. Vitamin D may also play a role in reducing your risk of Multiple Sclerosis, decreasing your chance of developing heart disease and helping to reduce your likelihood of developing the flu. Researchers have also noticed that people who don’t have enough Vitamin D tend to fall more often than other people. They found that taking a Vitamin D supplement reduces the risk of falling by up to 22%.

As important as Vitamin D is, very few foods contain Vitamin D so some foods such as milk, cereal and orange juice have Vitamin D added to them. However, it is impossible to get your daily dose of Vitamin D through diet alone.



Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin” since our body produces vitamin D naturally through direct exposure to sunlight. Just 10 minutes a day of mid-day sun is plenty. However, as we enter the winter months and our days become shorter with less hours of sunlight it can be very difficult to get the sufficient amount of Vitamin D through the sun alone.


 

Taking Vitamin D supplements can help you get the proper amount of this Vitamin. Health Canada recommends at least 400 IU per day in infants and up to 800 IU per day in adults over 70. New research suggests that higher daily amounts are needed and that people over the age of 50 generally need higher amounts of Vitamin D than younger people do.

Although the exact amount may be in question, the importance of Vitamin D is not. Talk to your Pharmacist or Doctor to ensure you get the right amount for your needs.

Tammi Hanowski, BSP, Pharmacist

Cheetham’s Pharmacy
514 Queen St, Saskatoon, S7K 0M5
306-653-5111, 1-800-695-4788, 306-653-1661 Fax
pharmacy@shaw.ca

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Cheetham's Pharmacy your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy tip on Anxiety

Since 1994, Cheetham's Pharmacy has served their customers in Saskatoon and area, offering professionaladvice and exceptional service. Theyhave the education, knowledge, experience and skills to offer a wide variety ofhealth care services with a focus on offering exceptional service that goes above and beyond when it comes to their customer’s health and needs.

They are located directly across from City Hospital, centrally located for fast delivery to all parts of the city.

Cheetham’s Pharmacy is your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy

 

Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy tip on Anxiety from their Saskatoon Pharmacy Blog 

Anxiety-We are here to help!

Sometimes it takes a leap of faith. Treating anxiety can be difficult. Along with counselling, prescription medications can have a hugely positive impact in treating General Anxiety Disorder. Anxiety can affect every part of a person's life and it can also hold the sufferer back from getting treatment. The fear of what the medication will do or what bad side effects may occur is enough to scare the patient away. The perfect drug for anxiety would work quickly and would have no side effects. I've searched high and low but the perfect drug doesn't exist. All medications carry a risk, but many of them can be lifesaving and that's a pretty big benefit.

 

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI's) and Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI's) can be very effective in General Anxiety Disorder. These drugs take at least 4 weeks to start to work. We often counsel patients that they need to be patient with these drugs. Side effects can show up within a day or two of starting the medication, but they will lessen with time. The benefit of living without anxiety, and the enjoyment of life that is restored, can far outweigh the small but noticeable side effects.

If you have started a new medication for anxiety, talk to your pharmacist. Let us know what you are experiencing. There might be ways to make the side effects go away. We also want to know if you are feeling better on the drug. There are many SSRI's to choose from and it can be a matter of trial and error to find the right drug.

If you haven't started a medication, but your doctor has recommended one, your pharmacist is there to talk to you about it. We can go through how to take the pill and what to expect in the coming days and weeks.

It can take that leap of faith to get started, but your pharmacist can help ease your fears.

 

Alana Berg, BSP, Pharmacist

Cheetham’s Pharmacy
514 Queen St, Saskatoon, S7K 0M5

306-653-5111, 1-800-695-4788, 306-653-1661 Fax

pharmacy@shaw.ca

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Cheetham's Pharmacy your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy tip on Eczema

Since 1994, Cheetham's Pharmacy has served their customers in Saskatoon and area, offering professionaladvice and exceptional service. Theyhave the education, knowledge, experience and skills to offer a wide variety ofhealth care services with a focus on offering exceptional service that goes above and beyond when it comes to their customer’s health and needs.

They are located directly across from City Hospital, centrally located for fast delivery to all parts of the city.

Cheetham’s Pharmacy is your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy

 

Did you know our pharmacists can prescribe for eczema?


 

Eczema is a lifelong skin condition that first appears in early childhood and reoccurs periodically into adulthood. It is recognized by itchiness, oozing, weeping sores, and cracking/bleeding skin. Eczema ranges in severity and treatment options, but usually appears in several common sites (hands, wrists, legs, feet, behind the knees, neck, and face). Although eczema should first be diagnosed by a physician, pharmacists can prescribe medications to treat eczema flare-ups.

 

 

 

Proper skin care and moisturizing is helpful to prevent eczema from worsening and often is the only treatment needed. However, prescription medication is sometimes required when eczema becomes inflamed and irritated.

 

Stop by our pharmacy located at 514 Queen Street, Saskatoon or call our pharmacy team at (306) 653-5111 for more information regarding eczema or other pharmacist prescribing conditions.

 

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Cheetham's Pharmacy you Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy shares their tip on cold sores

Since 1994, Cheetham's Pharmacy has served their customers in Saskatoon and area, offering professionaladvice and exceptional service. Theyhave the education, knowledge, experience and skills to offer a wide variety ofhealth care services with a focus on offering exceptional service that goes above and beyond when it comes to their customer’s health and needs.

They are located directly across from City Hospital, centrally located for fast delivery to all parts of the city.

Cheetham’s Pharmacy is your Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy

Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy share a tip on Cold Sores from their Saskatoon Pharmacy Blog 

 

Cold Sores

It happens all too often for many of us, we go to bed and wake up the next morning with a cold sore. Cold sores are also known as “fever blisters” which often appear on or around the lips, chin or cheek. The herpes simplex virus is responsible for the formation of these fluid filled blisters which may cause pain, redness and swelling around the affected area.

The herpes simplex virus is easily transmitted from one person to the next by touching a cold sore or the fluid inside one, sharing utensils, kissing an infected person or through saliva. There must be a break in the skin in order for the virus to enter the body. Once a person becomes infected with the virus, it will remain dormant for the rest of one’s lifetime. When the virus is active it travels down the nerve cells to the skin often causing a painful, fluid filled blister to appear. Although there is no cure for cold sores there are treatments that are readily available to reduce the severity of symptoms and decrease healing time.

 

 

The first time a cold sore appears is known as the “primary” episode. This infection tends to be more painful and longer lasting than subsequent infections. Symptoms may include pain, itching or tingling around the mouth, fever, sore throat or swollen glands. The duration of this primary infection may range from two to six weeks. Some people may never have another episode while others may experience several throughout the year. It is important to remember that subsequent infections tend to be shorter in duration and symptom severity often decreases as well.

For some patients, cold sores may cause pain or embarrassment even though they tend to resolve on their own. Your pharmacist can suggest or even prescribe medications such as Valtrex or Zovirax that may decrease the duration of a cold sore. Over the counter medications (where no prescription is required) often contain an ingredient such as benzocaine to decrease the pain or itching associated with cold sores. Abreva, is another over the counter product which if applied in a timely manner (right when the tingling or burning sensation begins) may also decrease healing time.

 

Triggers often vary from person to person but may include stress, a weakened immune system, intense sunlight or injury to the affected area. Remember, there is no need to cringe next time you feel that burning or tingling sensation, your pharmacist is here to help you!

Tammy Callaghan Pharmacist, BSP

Cheetham’s Pharmacy

 

 

 

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