Medications running low? Need a cold or cough remedy? Does your first aid kit need refilling? Need a last minute beauty gift set? Nail polish bottles dwindling? Need an appointment with a doctor? Visiting a pharmacy is the solution for several health and beauty concerns and limited health supplies you may have. It is your one stop shop for several mental and physical needs which may come to light.
Opening Hours and Locations
Pharmacies are very easy to locate as most would have a green cross hanging outside the shop. You will find a multitude of pharmacies in nearly every town and village around Malta and Gozo with varying opening hours. Some open in the morning till noon and then re-open at 4pm and close at 7pm from Monday till Saturday. Late night pharmacies are also gaining popularity. Standard opening hours can be checked on Yellow and you can filter your results to find late night pharmacies or those nearest to your location more efficiently when you're searching for open pharmacies near you.
Pharmacies open on Sunday work on a roster basis in order to cater for any exigencies which may occur. The Sunday and public holiday schedule can be checked out in the following link: https://www.pharmacy.com.mt/roster/.
A traditional pharmacy offers hundreds of different health related products of various brands. Check out the most commonly found products:
Medicines and Treatment Products
Pharmacies offer a vast range of medicines and treatment products suitable for all age groups and which cater for any health conditions. Popular medications include aspirin, antibiotics, antihistamines, diabetic kits, antiseptic cream, ear and eye drops, lozenges, contraceptive pills, painkillers, steroids and vitamins. Remedies for heartburn, insomnia and vertigo amongst other ailments are easily found. Some of these drugs may be offered over the counter but some may require a doctor's prescription. The pharmacist will advise you accordingly and in case of no prescription, will give you alternate solutions or advise you to visit a doctor. If you are not sure which medication would have the quickest and optimal results, a pharmacist is qualified to give advice on a multitude of conditions and will inform you about any possible side effects.
Other stocked products include bandages, condoms, contact lenses, disposable gloves, fire blankets, ice packs, incontinence pads, inhalers, pregnancy tests, snore guards and thermometers.
Beauty and hygiene products are typically available at a pharmacy. Whether you need to replenish your skin, face, hair or your nail care supplies, a drugstore would satisfy all your needs. A well- stocked pharmacy would include an assortment of cleansers, scrubs, moisturisers, shampoos, deodorants, hair removal products, brushes, straighteners, sanitary towels, sunscreen, after sun creams and any other toiletries. You'll find the most appropriate products that are suitable for your skin and hair type. Some pharmacies also sell makeup products and accessories together with perfumes for men and women.
Baby products you can buy include bottles, baby food, baby shampoos, nappies and pacifiers.
Most pharmacies in Malta offer doctor consultations and various specialists offer their service on particular scheduled days. You may find an ophthalmologist, audiologist, gynaecologist, physiotherapist, nutritionist, dermatologist, or any other specialist who you may require for advice or examinations. Rosters may be found online but it's advisable to call the respective pharmacy to double check availability before you drop by. Apart from medical check ups, they also offer some vaccinations.
Possible services a pharmacy may offer range from blood pressure reading to blood and urine tests, pregnancy and smear tests, smoking cessation monitoring, weight control tests, blood glucose and food intolerance testing.
Pharmacy of Your Choice (POYC)
Pharmacy of Your Choice, known as POYC, supplies free medication and medical devices to all entitled patients. Medication can be picked up after presenting the membership card and necessary documentation. You can filter your results to find the nearest pharmacy which is part of the POYC Scheme.
Some drug stores may also offer ear and nose piercing.
Check out the list of pharmacies in Malta and Gozo on Yellow and discover all pharmacies open in Malta and Gozo today. Filter your results by selecting the products or assistance you need and choose the nearest pharmacy open today.