Pharmacists play a central role in communities as trusted sources of information and support. Pharmacists often provide vital support for those concerned about their health and also sources of advice and information for people who have received diagnoses or commenced treatments for conditions such as dementia.
There are over 1,500 community pharmacies in Ireland, and most people visit their pharmacy several times a year, if not more. A pharmacy is often the first place you visit when you feel unwell and provides a wide range of advices and treatment services.
Your pharmacist is a healthcare professional who can assist you with your health concerns quickly. They can offer you information about treatments, explanations on medication interactions and much more. They will also guide you to other health professionals or community services, if you need them.