Fact cards

Fact Cards

Approximately 60% of New Zealand pharmacies are Self Care members. Look for the Self Care sign and stand in a pharmacy or ask the staff if they have Self Care fact cards.

  • The 45 fact card topics, as below, are relevant to everyday pharmacy practice
  • The fact cards help support, and can provide structure to, patient consultations.
  • The fact cards are independently written and tested by NZ Pharmacists
  • The content is reviewed by experts and relevant organisations
  • The information is targeted to the recommended reading age
  • All cards are regularly reviewed and up-dated

Fact Card Topics

Fact Card Updated Fact Card Updated
Acne April 2017 Head Lice July 2014
Alcohol and pregnancy December 2016 High Blood Pressure March 2012
Arthritis March 2012 Indigestion and Heartburn May 2012
Anxiety May 2017 Influenza April 2015
Asthma October 2012 Maternity Services July 2018
Children’s Illnesses August 2017 Migraine July 2017
Children’s Pain and Fever November 2013 Mouth Ulcers December 2012
Chronic back pain & Ankylosing spondylitis November 2018 Pain Relief November 2013
Cold Sores or Herpes Simplex June 2014 Preparing for Pregnancy October 2014
Constipation August 2017 Prostate Problems March 2012
COPD November 2018 Quit Smoking January 2013
Coughs and Colds December 2018 Reducing Your Cholesterol November 2012
CPAMS October 2014 Safe Use of Medicines October 2014
Depression April 2016 Scabies February 2016
Diarrhoea and Vomiting November 2013 Sleeping Well December 2012
Emergency Contraceptive Pill August 2017 Sprains and Strains January 2016
Eye Care and Conjunctivitis January 2017 Sun Safety and Skin Cancer October 2017
Fighting Colds and the Flu June 2018 Threadworms May 2015
Fungal Infections January 2017 Type 2 Diabetes July 2012
Gout March 2012 Urinary Tract Infections February 2016
Haemorrhoids August 2017 Vaginal Thrush June 2017
Hayfever February 2016 Warfarin Management April 2017
Weight and Health March 2012