In the pharmacy

PharmacistAdults can buy medicines from the pharmacy ('farm-a-sea'). Sometimes this is also called a chemists.

The pharmacist ('farm-a-sist') is a trained scientist who knows how all the medicines work. They can give advice on the best medicine for you.

Getting a prescriptionSome medicines are recommended by your doctor. They write the medicine on a prescription.

The Pharmacist checks the prescription and gives you the right medicine. They can also tell you about what the medicine will do, or if it will make you sleepy!

Pharmacist with medicinesThe Pharmacist has lots of different medicines to take care of. Computers help them to keep everything organised.

All the medicines are carefully packaged to make sure that they do not get mixed up.


See how medicines are packaged Medicines packaging