High blood pressure is a serious threat to the health of all Canadians.  It is the number one risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease.  Nearly a quarter of Canadian adults have been diagnosed with hypertension (the medical name for high blood pressure).  Many more may have it and don’t know it, because the condition produces no symptoms.  The only way to know if your blood pressure is within the normal range is to have it tested.  The test is simple, painless, and takes only a minute or two.

If your doctor recommends blood pressure medication for you, take it exactly as prescribed.  If you have any questions about high blood pressure or if there is anything you don’t understand about your medications, stop by the pharmacy and ask your Sparkle pharmacist.

Products & Services

Blood Pressure Kiosk

You can get your blood pressure readings at our pharmacy using our free on-site blood pressure kiosk and add your results to your health record. With this data, your pharmacist can ensure your medication is doing what it should and that your blood pressure is within normal ranges.

Blood Pressure Monitors

Please talk to your pharmacist for more information about purchasing or renting various monitors to help you monitor your blood pressure. Several models are available in the pharmacy and your pharmacist is well placed to give you advice about the best device to meet your needs.

Don’t hesitate to talk to your Sparkle Pharmacy associate about any questions you may have about this service.