Our Services

Emergency Contraception

Emergency hormonal contraception commonly known as the “morning after pill” is available from Remedy Chemist pharmacies either with or without a prescription.

Taken as a single pill, emergency hormonal contraception works by stopping a pregnancy before it becomes established by:

  • Delaying ovulation or the release of an egg
  • Preventing fertilisation of an egg that may already have been released
  • Stopping a fertilised egg from embedding within the lining of the womb

Emergency hormonal contraception is not an abortifacient, meaning it will not cause the abortion of a fertilised egg which has already attached itself to the womb; therefore it must be taken within 72 hours of having unprotected sex and ideally within 24 hours when it is most effective.

We appreciate the trust our customers place in us when dealing with private and often sensitive healthcare matters. If you need emergency hormonal contraceptive advice you can speak with a Pharmacist, either in the pharmacy, or informally by phone. Direct dial numbers can be found on our website. After a more formal, but discreet and private consultation, within the pharmacy, if it is considered both safe and appropriate, we can provide you with this form of contraception.

We will never ask you about the circumstances which have led to you seeking contraception advice but we will need to ask you some general medical questions to make sure emergency hormonal contraception is suitable for you to take. Emergency hormonal contraception is extremely safe with no serious side effects and if it was to fail, and you become pregnant, it has not been shown to affect the pregnancy or harm the developing baby in anyway.

Remember this form of contraception should not be used on a regular basis as a first choice method of contraception. We stock a full range of contraceptive products and our pharmacy staff can advise you on the many options available to you.

Travel Advice

Remedy Chemist pharmacies offer a complete travel advice service including, either providing advice or signposting you towards other agencies who can provide more comprehensive advice on specific topics.
  • Information concerning the stability of your medication when travelling
  • How to minimise the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clots) on long-haul flights
  • General security requirements you should check before taking medicines on to flights
  • Specific travel requirements for those with medical conditions such as diabetes
  • Planning your medication requirements whilst abroad
  • Specialist travel items such as water purification tablets and first-aid packs
  • Restrictions on taking specific drugs into foreign countries
  • Travel requirements for those with common medical conditions

Caring for your healthcare needs does not stop when you leave our pharmacy. Whether you simply need assistance to help choose the best sunglasses or sun cream for that special trip abroad, or you require professional healthcare advice, our pharmacy team are here to help.

Passport Photos

Remedy Chemist offer a top quality photography service if you need a photograph taken to apply for or renew a passport, driving licence or to get a student ID card.

There is no need to make an appointment – just call at the pharmacy and leave the rest to us.

Here are a few tips to help you prepare to have your photograph taken for an official document such as a passport:

  • Sunglasses should not be worn and it is advisable not to wear glasses of any sort
  • Only head coverings worn for religious reasons are usually permitted for official photos, so don’t wear a hat or a headband
  • Covering of facial features is generally not permitted, so keep your hair back from your face
  • For photographs of children, parents should not hold the infant in their arms and dummies should be removed before the photograph is taken
  • Keep a neutral expression on your face and try not frown or smile

    You can relax knowing that the quality of your photographs will meet the strict requirements of the passport office or the driving license authority.

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