English dialogues at a pharmacy
A: Is there a 24-hour pharmacy nearby?
B: Yes. Go along this road and you’ll see it on your left.
A: I need something for a headache.
B: I can only give you an over-the-counter pain killer.
A: Have you got a prescription?
B: Yes, sure. Here you are.
A: How many times a day?
B: You’ll have to take it three times a day.
A: Before or after a meal?
B: After a meal.
A: I want to buy the medicines from the receipt.
A: Do you have the first of them?
B: Yes, we do.
A: Can you recommend me something for stomach ache?
B: Sure but if the pain does not stop, call a doctor.
A: Which are the best pills for poisoning?
B: I’d recommend you …
A: How should I take the medicine?
B: Take one tablespoon full.
A: How many milligrams the pills should be?
B: 10 mg, please.
A: Have you taken this medicine before?
B: No. It’s the first time.
A: Are there any side effects?
B: Yes, please read the patient information leaflet.
blood pressure (high, low)
Directions for use
For external use
For internal use
For oral use
Once/ twice/ three times a day
Before/ after meals
Eye/ nose/ ear drops