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Canadians turn to self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic and want more support and information to continue managing their health in the future

July 20, 2020 – In a recent survey, Canadians were asked about the management of their health before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, including their self-care activities and viewpoints. Self-care is the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider. Approximately half of survey respondents have missed an in-person appointment with a doctor due to the COVID-19 pandemic response measures. Read More >

Déclaration de PSC Canada sur le traitement du COVID-19 à la famotidine

La famotidine sert à traiter les brulements d’estomac et les indigestions en réduisant la production d’acide gastrique. Bien que la famotidine en association avec un médicament antiviral soit présentement au stade initial d’étude comme traitement potentiel du coronavirus dans certains hôpitaux new-yorkais, rien ne démontre que ces produits traitent le COVID-19.

Produits de santé consommateurs Canada (PSC Canada) conseille aux Canadiens qui ont des questions à propos de la pandémie de COVID-19 sur la façon de se prémunir contre le virus de faire confiance aux professionnels, Read More >

CHP Canada Statement on treating COVID-19 with Famotidine

Famotidine is used to treat heartburn/indigestion by decreasing stomach acid production. While famotidine in combination with an anti-viral drug is under initial study as a potential coronavirus treatment in some New York hospitals, these products have not been demonstrated to treat COVID-19.

Consumer Health Products Canada (CHP Canada) advises Canadians who have questions on the COVID-19 pandemic and on how they can protect themselves from the virus, to rely on health professionals, Read More >

CHP Canada Reminds Canadians of the Risks of Accidental Ingestion during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The current COVID-19 pandemic means that Canadian families, especially children, are spending a lot more time at home. Keeping our homes safe and clean has never been more important. As a result, many of us are buying, using and storing more cleaning products, over-the-counter medicines and hand sanitizers than we would normally.  

With this in mind, Consumer Health Products Canada (CHP Canada) reminds Canadians of a few useful principles about using, Read More >

PSC Canada rappelle aux Canadiens les risques reliés à l’ingestion accidentelle au cours de la pandémie de COVID-19

La pandémie de COVID-19 qui bat son plein signifie que les familles canadiennes, et surtout les enfants, passent beaucoup plus de temps à la maison. La sécurité et la propreté de nos maisons n’ont jamais été aussi importantes. Ainsi, plusieurs d’entre vous achetez, utilisez et conservez davantage de produits de nettoyage, de médicaments sans ordonnance et de désinfectant pour les mains qu’à la normale.

Ceci étant dit, Produits de santé consommateurs Canada (PSC Canada) rappelle aux Canadiens quelques principes utiles à propos de l’usage, Read More >

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