Minor Ailments Prescription by Pharmacist

Minor Ailment Prescribing at Whole Health Compounding Pharmacy Glebe

As of January 1, 2023, pharmacists in Ontario are authorized to prescribe medications for 13 minor ailments including:

  1. Allergic rhinitis 
  2. Candidal stomatitis (oral thrush)
  3. Conjunctivitis (bacterial, allergic and viral)
  4. Dermatitis (atopic, eczema, allergic and contact)
  5. Dysmenorrhea
  6. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  7. Hemorrhoids
  8. Herpes labialis (cold sores)
  9. Impetigo
  10. Insect bites and urticaria (hives)
  11. Tick bites, post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent Lyme disease
  12. Musculoskeletal sprains and strains
  13. Urinary tract infections (uncomplicated)

Minor ailments are described as health conditions that can be managed with minimal treatment and/or self-care strategies. Additional criteria include:

  • Usually a short-term condition
  • Lab results aren’t usually required
  • Low risk of treatment masking underlying conditions
  • No medication or medical history red flags that could suggest a more serious condition
  • Only minimal or short-term follow-up is required


Make a booking for an appointment with a pharmacist for a minor ailment consultation and prescription by calling us at 613-231-7770 and scheduling a time. We have appointments available daily as our schedule permits.