If you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol by a doctor, then we are able to provide a repeat prescription for your regular medication.
High cholesterol is when you have an excess of a fatty substance called cholesterol in your blood. Having high cholesterol has no symptoms but if left untreated can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease and strokes. The main causes of high cholesterol are eating lots of fatty food, not exercising enough, being overweight, smoking and drinking alcohol but it can also run in families. Making lifestyle changes can therefore be very effective in reducing cholesterol, however, some people may need to take medication.
There are different types of cholesterol-lowering medication. It will be up to your doctor to decide which one is the most suited to you. The most commonly prescribed cholesterol lowering medicines are known as ‘Statins’.
Statins work by blocking the enzyme in your liver that helps produce cholesterol. This will lead to a reduction of your overall blood cholesterol levels. Examples of statins include atorvastatin, simvastatin, and rosuvastatin.
Most statins are taken every night as this is when the body produces the most cholesterol.
If you have been diagnosed with hypertension by a doctor, then we are able to provide a repeat prescription for your regular medication.
There are many different types of high blood pressure treatments like Coversyl, Diovan, Atenolol, Bisoprolol and Ramipril. These often need to be taken for life. The type of medicine prescribed for hypertension depends on a number of factors which include your age, ethnicity, and other medication you take.
Most blood pressure medicines are started at a low dose and then gradually increased until they are effective at reducing blood pressure.
Please note, this service is only for repeat prescriptions, and if appropriate smartscripts can issue a prescription for a 6 month supply.
Asthma is a common long term condition that affects both adults and children but the severity varies from person to person. Asthma is caused by inflammation of the airways that carry air to the lungs. When the airways are inflamed, it is difficult for air to pass through and this causes the asthma attack.
The symptoms of an asthma attack can be relieved or prevented by the use of an inhaler.
Inhalers are the main way to treat symptoms of asthma, like wheezing and shortness of breath, and to prevent an acute asthma attack.
The 3 different types of inhaler are:
Treatment for Gout can be split into two . The first focuses on helping with inflammation and pain during an attack. The other type of treatment is to prevent future attacks from flaring up.
Colchicine is used as an acute gout tablet to treat the pain and swelling caused by an attack of gout.
Other treatments used for immediate gout pain relief include paracetamol and NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)