Minor Ailment Prescriptions

At Dirk Family Pharmacy, our pharmacists will take time to review your condition and prescribe a medication that can help for your minor ailment.

A minor ailment is generally a condition that is less serious for which you can look after yourself and may not need to see your doctor. For some ailments, we can provide you with a limited course of treatment with a prescription drug that may be more effective than an over-the-counter medication.

Minor ailments, besides being less serious, can also be self-limiting, meaning that they only last for a short period of time. Many medications and remedies are available to you over-the-counter without a doctor’s prescription to help you treat these ailments yourself. Our pharmacists can continue to help you with selecting the most appropriate remedy or medication and is able to provide prescription drugs for some ailments such as:

  • mild acne
  • hay fever, seasonal allergies
  • cold sores
  • diaper rash
  • insect bites
  • canker sores
  • oral thrush
  • painful periods
  • acid reflux
  • headaches
  • hemorrhoids
  • muscle strains and sprains
  • bacterial skin infections
  • athlete’s foot, ring worm, groin itch

Questions?  Call us at 306-628-3744, or visit the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan for more information on Minor Ailment Prescriptions.