Useful information

When not to take antibiotics

2019/03/01

"Antibiotics" are prescribed for infections caused by bacteria. They are a category of medicine familiar to the general public. Strictly speaking, dr...

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Where do I find information about side effects?

2019/02/01

Medicine performs a certain action on the body to suppress unpleasant symptoms. In this case, in addition to the main effect, there may be unwanted sy...

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New treatment for influenza : “Zofluza”

2019/01/01

Happy new year! Deep appreciation to you again this year. New Year 's Day, New Year' s Eve Parties, are an opportunity to go out but January and ...

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Rubella – why do many men in their 30s through 50s contract it?

2018/12/01

Rubella is going around Japan now. Rubella is an infection that develops by contracting the "rubella virus". According to a report from the Infectiou...

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When you want to know the right information about your medicine, there’s the “attached document” and “Medication Guide for Patients”

2018/11/01

When giving you your medicine at a pharmacy, we will give you "medication information" which includes items such as the drug’s name, photo, instructio...

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Be cautious when taking OTC medicine with other medications

2018/10/01

There must be many people who have experienced situations such as “I caught a cold”, “My cough won’t stop”, “I have a headache.” and so on. Not seriou...

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Is it possible to just get medicine without a consultation?

2018/09/01

When you want medicine, obviously you want it because you are in poor physical condition. Sometimes it may be difficult to go and pick up the medicin...

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The process of making medicine

2018/08/01

When reading "medicine" (Kusuri) in reverse (ri-su-ku), it reads as "risk". Medicine has risks. However, in order to reduce the risks as much as poss...

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You can buy toothpaste at a convenience store, but you can’t buy eye drops there.

2018/07/01

Both toothpastes and eye drops are used in everyday life. However, although toothpaste can be bought at convenience stores, eye drops can't be bought...

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What is the “pharmaceutical management fee” paid to the pharmacy?

2018/06/01

Have you had a good look at the "dispensing statement" or "receipt" that you receive when you pick up medicine at a pharmacy? Dispensing fee (money...

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