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Medicating your picky pets: How compounding can make medications easier to swallow for your furry friends

February 26, 2024

Pets, much like humans, sometimes need medications to maintain their health and well-being. However, administering medications to pets, especially picky ones, can ofte...

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Debunking 3 Common Myths about Telehealth Appointments

January 19, 2024

Lakeside Medicine Centre Pharmacy has recently partnered with Viva Care to offer free telehe...

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BC Fair PharmaCare: How it works

December 19, 2023

All residents of BC with Medical Services Plan (MSP) coverage can register for ...

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Which travel shots do I need? Your immunization guide for every destination.

November 14, 2023

Whether you’re planning an escape to somewhere warm in the winter or making an itinerary for a prolonged backpacking trip, it’s important to include travel...

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Organizing your medications: The benefits of compliance packaging for safety and convenience

October 10, 2023

Managing medications effectively is a crucial component of health, particularly for those with complex medication regimens. Disorganized medication schedules can lead ...

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Varicose veins: What are they and what can you do about them?

September 25, 2023

Did you know that up to 20% of a...

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Flash Glucose Monitor (Freestyle Libre 2) now covered by PharmaCare

August 15, 2023

  Diabetes can be challenging to manage, especially if you are relying on frequent finger-sticks and a glucometer.  More recent technologies provid...

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Heat stroke and heat exhaustion: how to prevent and respond to heat-related illness.

July 17, 2023

Summer in the Okanagan provides sunny, high temperature weather that provides the opportunity to enjoy many outside activities. Beaches, golf courses, trails for hiking and biki...

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Lakeside Medicine Centre Voted Best Pharmacy in Kelowna 2023

June 22, 2023

We’re excited to announce that we have won Gold in Best Pharmacy in the 2023 Best of Kelowna awards! The Best of Kelowna awards give community members the opport...

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What type of wound care can I get at a pharmacy?

June 9, 2023

When it comes to minor injuries and wounds, seeking the right care is crucial to promote healing and prevent complications. A trusted community pharmacy like Lakeside Medicine C...

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Can pharmacists write prescriptions in BC?

May 15, 2023

As announced in September 2022, the scope of practice for pharmacists in BC is widening to include prescriptions for minor ailments and contraception. The Minor Ailments and Con...

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3 tips for more effective insulin injections

April 18, 2023

As a diabetic, it is crucial to manage your insulin injections properly to regulate blood sugar levels and avoid complications. Injection technique plays a vital role in this ma...

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Lymphedema: Causes, symptoms and treatment

March 7, 2023

With World Lymphedema Day happening this month, we’re taking the opportunity to unpack the condition, its c...

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Here’s how heart disease affects women differently

February 3, 2023

February is Heart Month in Canada and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada is taking the opportunity to sprea...

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Through the Years: Lakeside Medicine Centre Pharmacy

January 23, 2023

2023 marks a special year for Lakeside Medicine Centre Pharmacy. As of this year, we have officially been around for 50 years! To celebrate our golden anniversary, we&...

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Returning unused medications to the pharmacy: What you need to know

December 1, 2022

Have unused medications collecting dust in your medicine cabinet? Most pharmacies will take them off your hands and make sure they are disposed of properly and responsibly. ...

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BC is expanding their pharmacy services in 2023 - what does this mean for you?

November 10, 2022

With staff shortages at an all time high, the Minister of Health announced that BC pharmacies will be given the authority to prescribe minor medications by spring 2023. Expandin...

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What you need to know about flu shots this year

October 13, 2022

Ready to get your flu shot? This year, booking your appointment will be a little bit different. The Government of BC’s ...

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5 things to know for Arthritis Awareness Month this year

September 7, 2022

Arthritis Society Canada estimates that 20% of all Canadians aged 15+ are living with arthritis. September is Arthritis Awarene...

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The internet's most asked questions about ostomy care

August 9, 2022

While it certainly requires a lifestyle adjustment, ostomies are becoming increasingly common medical solutions to a variety of conditions and injuries. With their increased usa...

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