The Importance of a 24-hour Pharmacy

We don’t really think much about it.

We don’t really think about whether the pharmacy nearest to your place or mine  is open for 24 hours. Well, not until we have a need for a medicine for ourselves or for our family which has unfortunately run out.

Well, this was my dilemma a couple of weeks ago.

I would have asthma attacks every now and then brought about by allergy or stress, but I haven’t had them for quite some time now. And then it happened!

Well, no need to panic as I was able to ask my husband to buy some for me before he got home. Unfortunately, he had so much going on in his head at work and with his church commitments (he is one of the volunteer leaders at our church) that he came home and forgot to buy the medicine.

My friend helped later in purchasing the medicine which proved to be another challenge.

To our dismay, the pharmacies we tried to go to were not open for 24 hours! They were closed!

I was thinking we are now in the ultra-modern age of history and perhaps this would mean most (if not all) pharmacies would be open 24 hours. Except maybe if they are located inside a mall which doesn’t operate for 24 hours.

Another friend advised us to go to two specific pharmacies which were said to be open then.  Thankfully, the one we went to was indeed open 🙂 And so I was able to buy my much-needed medicine.

It was all, of course, a good reminder for me to stock up on our medicines so that we would not have to end up in that dilemma again. And especially  so when we are travelling. Not all cities, not all countries in the world can have that accessible, 24-hour pharmacy which we might need.

It also matters that a pharmacy has quality and affordable medicines. That it has an efficient and helpful staff is also a plus point (which that pharmacy I went to, thankfully, had). It would also be good if they accept discount cards like the dymista discount card. After all, I think everyone would be happy to get some discount and savings during their purchase.

I really hope that in your time of need for a medicine, you will also find a 24-hour pharmacy that can serve you, no matter when your hour of need may be.

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