The pharmacy team dispense medications and make sure they are safe and effective. They also ensure that your HIV medication is compatible with other medicines you might take or any other health conditions you may have.
Drug interactions are very common with antivirals and it is important for us to check in advance that medication is compatible to reduce the risk of treatment failures or drug toxicities. Patients and other medical professionals (eg GPs) are encouraged to check with the specialist pharmacy team before starting any new medicine including those purchased at the supermarket or community pharmacy or even any herbal products.
When a new antiviral is supplied, both at the outset of treatment or if changes to your medicines are required, a member of the team will discuss this with you. The aim of this is to provide you with practical information relating to how to get the best results from your medicines but also to give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your new medicines or the service we provide.
A medication delivery service, which allows antivirals to be delivered to your home or to a chosen Lloyds pharmacy, offers extra convenience. It is only available to those patients who are stable on their antivirals, after discussion with their consultant. The company is called Lloyds Homecare – Tel: 0345 263 6135
If you have any questions regarding your medicines, your supply or taking other medicines, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0141 211 3383. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 0900 – 1700.