Victoria Pharmacy provides everyone with a wide range of healthcare and prescription services. Our number one priority is keeping everyone healthy, and we’re committed to doing what we can to make sure customers aren’t driven away from obtaining their own medications due to lack of convenience. Just give us a call to find out about all we have to offer.
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specialist pharmacist for help and advice. We provide antimalarials and vaccinations shown below:
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CORPORATE FLU VACCINATION
We are offering protection against the flu, helping to reduce sick days and keep your workplace healthy. We provide flu vaccinations at your convenience, including at your office. Do not worry about the hassle of coming to us, we come to you.
What is Seasonal Flu?
Seasonal flu is a common viral illness. It is spread via droplets from coughs and sneezes, and can be highly infectious. It has the potential to affect a large number of working adults of all ages. All those identified as vulnerable, should be encouraged to receive an annual flu vaccine. It is frequently mistaken to be similar to a common cold, however, the flu has more severe symptoms and incubation/infective periods tend to last longer. Whilst it is possible to catch the flu all year round, it is particularly more common in winter. This is why it is referred to as the seasonal flu.
Protecting Your Employees
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, it has now become essential to protect your workers against preventable illnesses. The flu can aggravate symptoms of the virus, or alternatively flu like symptoms can be misdiagnosed for Covid-19. By immunising your workers against the flu, you are protecting their health ensuring your workers are less vulnerable to possible adverse affects of the virus.
Offering flu vaccinations is a simple and cost-effective way to help keep your employees healthy and cut down on absences. On average, the number of sick days taken by employees who contract the flu is 5.6.
The number of average sick days has fallen in comparison to previous years, but can be further improved if more of the working force is vaccinated, as this reduces the risk of transmission between colleagues.
Contrastingly, the cost to employers of absence due to illness is increasing, and is now at an average of £570 per employee*.
In 2019, the average employee missed 5.8 days of work. Minor illness, including flu, remains the most common cause of short-term absence for the majority of organisation**.
For more information or to make an enquiry in regards to Corporate Flu Vaccinations, call in store on 020 7222 5793 or alternatively fill out our contact form on the Contact Us page.
EMERGENCY HORMONAL CONTRACEPTION
Levonelle or ellaOne
Levonelle and ellaOne don’t continue to protect you against pregnancy – if you have unprotected sex at any time after taking the emergency pill, you can become pregnant. They aren’t intended to be used as a regular form of contraception. But you can use emergency contraception more than once in a menstrual cycle if you need to.
Who can use the emergency pill?
Most women can use the emergency contraceptive pill. This includes women who can’t use hormonal contraception, such as the combined pill and contraceptive patch. You may not be able to take the emergency contraceptive pill if you’re allergic to anything in it, have severe asthma or take any medicines that may interact with it, such as:
– The herbal medicine St John’s Wort
– Some medicines used to treat epilepsy, HIV or tuberculosis (TB)
– Medicine to make your stomach less acidic, such as omeprazole
– Some less commonly used antibiotics (rifampicin and rifabutin)
– ellaOne can’t be used if you’re already taking one of these medicines, as it may not work
– Levonelle may still be used, but the dose may need to be increased
Tell the pharmacist what medicines you’re taking, and they can advise you if they’re safe to take with the emergency contraceptive pill. You can also read the patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine for more information.
What if I am Breasfeeding?
Levonelle is safe to take while breastfeeding. Although small amounts of the hormones in the pill may pass into your breast milk, it’s not thought to be harmful to your baby.
The safety of ellaOne during breastfeeding isn’t yet known. The manufacturer recommends that you don’t breastfeed for one week after taking this pill.
Side Effects of Using the Emergency Pill
There are no serious or long-term side effects from taking the emergency contraceptive pill but it can cause:
– Tummy pain
– Changes to your next period – it can be earlier, later or more painful than usual
– Feeling or being sick – get medical attention if you’re sick within 2 hours of taking Levonelle or 3 hours of taking ellaOne, as you’ll need to take another dose or have an IUD fitted
See a GP or nurse if your symptoms don’t go away after a few days or if:
– You think you might be pregnant
– Your next period is more than 7 days late
– Your period is shorter or lighter than usual
– You have sudden pain in your lower tummy
For more information or to make an enquiry in regards to Emergency Hormonal Contraception, call in store now on 020 7222 5793 or alternatively fill out our contact form on the Contact Us page.