With Ramadan starting on the 20th July, arrange a FREE Medicines Use Review with your local Co-operative Pharmacist now*
If you’re taking prescribed medicines and will be fasting for Ramadan, now is the time to talk to your local Co-operative Pharmacist about how it could affect your medication.
Our specially tailored Ramadan Medicine Use Review Service gives help and advice on how to take your medicines. It has been shown that Muslim patients significantly alter the time and dosage of their medicines during Ramadan without talking to their GP, Our pharmacists will ensure that if you need to change the times they take their medicines they continue to manage their condition effectively and safely.
As well as advice on your medicines our pharmacist can also talk to you about how to control smoking during Ramadan. Ramadan is the ideal time of year to consider stopping smoking as Muslims are required to refrain from smoking during daylight hours to fulfil their religious obligation of fasting. Our specially trained Pharmacists and branch colleagues can also share ways to help you beat the addiction and quit for good.
The Co-operative Pharmacy also offers the Meningococcal (ACWY) vaccination package to pilgrims travelling for Hajj or Umrah. The meningococcal vaccination is a visa requirement, proof that the vaccination has been given is required for anyone who is travelling to Mecca for the pilgrimage.
The service is delivered in partnership with Novartis Vaccines and The Muslim Council of Britain.
The Medicine Use Review service is funded by the NHS
* Not available in all branches.