Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Abbott Calcium Milky Chew

2011 is the first year I join Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS), it cost me RM120 to join as an ordinary member. I'm not sure how good is MPS in fighting for our rights or promoting our profession, but just join because persuaded by frenz. Got this free gift by becoming a MPS member, Abbott Calcium Milky Chew 40's worth RM48.

Each softchew contains
1000mg calcium carbonate ( equivalent to 400mg elemental calcium )
100IU Vitamin D3

My conclusion is... I don't like the taste, haha.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

How to apply eye ointment or eye gel?

Yesterday I went to The Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital for eye examination and being diagnosed as having eye inflammatory condition + dry eyes. After paying RM129, I went home with three types of eye medicine.
Allergan Prednisolone Mild 0.12% eye drop to treat the inflammation, 1 drop 4 times a day for 2 weeks. Alcon Tears Naturale preservative free, 1 drop 6-8 times a day for a month. Alcon Duratears Naturale for dry eye, to be used every night.

I don't know how compliant can I be... Apply so many different drops per day, and so frequent~ Actually I don't have any problem until I started using the eye ointment last night. Have counseled countless number of patients the ways to use eye ointment, but when I try to administer it into my own eye last night, I found some difficulties too! First, I've shaky hands! Friends who know me well sure know that I've shaky hands, not because I'm nervous or having hyperthyroidism, just born like that~ Second, I really dislike the blurry and cloudy vision after using the ointment.

How To Administer An Ophthalmic Ointment

1. Wash your hands carefully with soap and warm water.

2. Gently cleanse the affected eyelid with warm water and a soft cloth before applying the ointment.

3. In front of a mirror, with the affected eye looking upward, gently pull the lower eyelid downward with your index finger to form a pouch.

4. Squeeze a thin line (approximately 1cm) of the ointment along the pouch.
IMPORTANT: Be very careful when applying this ointment. DO NOT allow the tip of the ointment tube to touch the eyelid, the eyeball, your finger, or any surface.

5. Close the eye gently and rotate the eyeball to distribute the ointment. You may blink several times to evenly spread the ointment.

6. Replace the cap on the ointment tube.

After you apply the ointment, your vision may be blurred temporarily. Do not be alarmed. This will clear up in a short while, but do not drive a car or operate machinery until your vision has cleared.


* This is a sterile ointment. Contamination of the tip or the cap of the tube can lead to a serious eye infection.
* If irritation persists or increases, discontinue use immediately.
* Generally, eye makeup should be avoided while using eye ointments.

Information adapted and obtained from The Pharmaceutics and Compounding Laboratory

Monday, February 7, 2011

New Year- New Hope- New Task

Happy Chinese New Year to those who are celebrating this festival!!! Hope that this year of Rabbit will bring fortune and prosperity to everyone!!! ^^ Now I'm still enjoying my long CNY break after non-stop working for many days, even right before Chinese New Year I was still working, trying to purchase all the necessary medicines with the new budget.

2011 will be another challenging year to me, especially with the leaving of my another hardworking and good colleague + subordinate. Hopefully the one who is replacing her will be equally good or even better, pray hard! Anyway, I've submitted my transfer letter and waiting for good news, wish is a quick one! While waiting for transfer and enjoying my working + vacation lifestyle, I'm still keeping an eye on any suitable yet interesting job outside. I'll definitely go for it if there's better offer outside, with equally good benefit, haha.

And in 2011, I'll start my locum in Midvalley. Already got the approval from KKM and JKN, now waiting for the License A from enforcement. Should be able to start in March or April. Wanna gain some experience in retail and consider whether it's suitable for me... Btw, really didn't expect to get CNY greetings from the chief pharmacist of a well known chain pharmacies...2011, hopefully is a more meaningful, fruitful and lucky year for me, my family and frenz.