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News

Keep up to date with current health and pharmacy news & info. Also, check back often for the latest activities happening at Mayfair Pharmacy. We’ll tell you about news such as drug recalls, in-store sales, and other current events.

Olmesartan Back in Stock

We have received some inventory of Olmesartan in the 20 and 40mg tablets. After a several weeks of being on back order, some inventory has started arriving. Give us a call to check on the status of your prescription. Our number 403-259-6893.

Epipen Products Now Available For Order

Epipen for Adults & Children are Available

Patients may have heard the Epipen (Adult and Jr.) have been in short supply. Fortunately, Mayfair Pharmacy can now order these products.

You can now order your Epipen. Inventory is arriving daily.
You can now order your Epipen. Inventory is arriving daily.

Patients with severe allergies (eg: anaphlaxis, swelling in the face & lips, difficulty breathing) should always carry one. In fact, it may be a good idea in some cases to have more than one. For example, a child allergic to peanuts may have one pen at home and another at school. In some cases, a person may carry one in a fanny pack or back pack.

Also, you should ensure your pen is in “good date” and not expired.  Customers needing this product can contact us today to order one with the best expiry date possible!

Metagenics Products Now Available – Assorted Probiotics & Supplements

Metagenics Products Now Available – Assorted Probiotics & Supplements

Mayfair Pharmacy is now carrying Metagenics products.  Patients can take Metagenics for a wide range of illness including cold and flu, irritable bowel syndrome, urinary tract infections and more.

Also, people of all ages are able to use these products.  So, drop in or get in touch with our friendly staff to learn more about these exciting products today!

Metagenics Home Page

Flu Shot Now Available – Monday to Friday – Walk-ins Welcome

Flu Shot Now Available – Monday to Friday – Walk-ins Welcome

Flu Shot Now Available
Flu Shot Now Available

Be sure to drop in to Mayfair Pharmacy so you can get this year’s flu shot. Don’t forget, we are open:

  • Mon – Thurs: 9 – 5:30
  • Fridays: 9 – 5:00
  • Weekends & Holidays: Closed

Also, remember to come in 1 hour prior to close for injections. 😉

As always, you can visit https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/influenza/influenza.aspx for more information.

How to Correctly Fit and Use a Cane

Using a Cane Properly is Important: Get the Right Fit and Follow These Instructions When Walking or Using Stairs

Proper fitting of a Cane:

  • Adjust the height so the top of the handle is at the crease of your wrist, while hanging your arm and hand by your side.
  • Be sure to have good posture, standing upright and naturally.
  • Most aluminum styles are adjustable (be sure to properly secured and tightened prior to applying weight).
  • Wooden ones may need to be cut down to the right length. It’s always a good idea to double-check your measurement before cutting.

Follow these steps for correct use:

  1. Hold the cane on your good or strong side. It is a common mistake to hold it on the weaker side.
  2. Move the cane and plant it firmly at the same time as you step with the weaker side. By using it simultaneously with the weak leg, it provides the necessary support. Avoid swinging it out too far in front as this makes it less effective in sharing the weight load.

Going Up Stairs:

  1. Be sure to face the stairs squarely (do not turn your body sideways).
  2. Be sure to hold the handrail if one is available. Hold the cane with the other hand.
  3. When going up stairs, move your good leg up first.
  4. Move the weaker leg with the cane simultaneously up to the same stair as the good leg.

Going Down Stairs:

  1. Be sure to face the stairs squarely (do not turn your body sideways).
  2. Be sure to hold the handrail if one is available. Hold the cane with the other hand.
  3. When going down stairs, start with the cane first and follow with your weaker leg.
  4. Finally move your strong leg down to the same step.

Other Tips:

  • Be sure it always has a proper tip. A rubber tip is a good choice for normal use.
  • A prong-tip may be more effective for winter conditions when snow and ice cover the ground.