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 44 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

Acne High Blood Pressure
Alcohol and pregnancy Indigestion and Heartburn
Arthritis Influenza
Anxiety Migraine
Asthma Mouth Ulcers
Children’s Illnesses Pain Relief
Children’s Pain and Fever Preparing for Pregnancy
Cold Sores or Herpes Simplex Prostate Problems
Constipation Quit Smoking
COPD Reducing Your Cholesterol
Coughs and Colds Safe Use of Medicines
CPAMS Scabies
Depression Sleeping Well
Diarrhoea and Vomiting Sprains and Strains
Emergency Contraceptive Pill Sun Safety and Skin Cancer
Eye Care and Conjunctivitis Threadworms
Fighting Colds and the Flu Type 2 Diabetes
Fungal Infections Urinary Tract Infections
Gout Vaginal Thrush
Haemorrhoids Warfarin Management
Hayfever Weight and Health
Head Lice Wound Care

Click here for a list of Fact Card renewal dates