PHARMACY


  • Jupiter Hospital has one of the largest pharmacies in Thane with an area of 1000 sq. ft.
  • Widest range of medicines available including cancer drugs
  • Open 24x7
  • Free home delivery within Thane city
  • Managed by well-qualified and trained staff

 

Do's

  • If you are currently taking several different medications, use a daily organizer to keep a track of what you are taking when. Make a list of your prescription medications, non-prescription medications, home remedies and medical foods that you take and show it to the health care professional(s).
  • Maintain a list of medications that you cannot take and show it to the heath care professional managing your care.
  • Learn the names of the medications and products that are prescribed to you; note their dosage strength and schedule.
  • Be familiar with your medications. Make sure to open and check your medications before leaving the pharmacy. Question anything you don't understand or that doesn't seem right, for instance, changes in medication size, shape, color, smell, and markings. Communicating with your health care professionals is the easiest way to avoid unnecessary medication problems.
  • Ask your health care professional(s) if you should avoid certain foods, beverages, other medicines or activities while you are taking the medication(s).
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding, ask your health care professional before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications.
  • Take medications exactly as directed by your health care professional. Use your medications only for their intended purposes. Avoid saving medications beyond the time period they are prescribed. Avoid storing medications in the bathroom or in places with temperature change.
  • Old and unused medications can result in useless or harmful effects, especially if stored in a place with humidity, moisture or temperature change or if administered past the expiration date.
  • When traveling, be sure to carry your medications.
  • Keep all medicines out of children's reach. Some medicines, such as iron supplements, are very toxic to children.
  • Examine dose cups carefully. Cups may be marked with various measurement units and may not use standard abbreviations. Follow label directions. Never substitute a cup from another product.


Dont's

  • Don't stop taking medicines just because symptoms disappear.
  • Don't give medicines to children unless it is recommended for them by a doctor.
  • Don't combine prescription and over-the-counter medicines unless told to do so by your doctor.
  • Don't take any medicines that are prescribed to someone else, even if the health problem is same.
  • Don't use medicines for purposes not mentioned on the label, unless directed to do so by a doctor.
  • Don't use the same medicine in future, even for a similar illness; unless specifically recommended or prescribed by the physician.


Ask

For prescription drugs, your first step to safe and effective treatment is to ask your doctor questions about each new prescription. For example:

  • What is the medicine's name, and what is it supposed to do?
  • How and when do I take it, and for how long?
  • What should I do if I miss a dose?
  • While taking this medicine, should I avoid:
    1. Certain foods or dietary supplements?
    2. Caffeine, alcohol, or other beverages?
    3. Activities such as driving or smoking?
  • It is wise to write down the answers to these questions immediately, to make sure you'll remember all the details. 

 



Tell

Let your health professional know if you: 

  • Are breast-feeding or you are or likely to be pregnant
  • Are allergic to drugs or foods
  • Take other prescription medicines regularly
  • Follow a special diet or take dietary supplements
  • Use alcohol or tobacco