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Personalized care goes beyond a compound for our pharmacists.

Personalized care goes beyond a compound for our pharmacists.In the fast-paced world of modern medicine, it's all too easy to feel like just another number. Patients often complain about the lack of personalized care they receive, with doctors and pharmacists prioritizing speed and efficiency over individual needs. However, some pharmacists genuinely care and prioritize personalized […]

The Growing Problem of Drug-Resistant UTI’s

Are you going to the bathroom every 5 minutes, and it feels like peeing razor blades?

What Is Diverticulitis?

Sometimes tiny, bulging pouches (called diverticula) form in parts of the colon and this condition is called diverticulosis.

Managing Medications During Ramadan

For 30 days in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, many individuals worldwide who practise the Muslim faith refrain from eating or drinking from dawn until dusk in observance of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.

Is Your Pill Box Overflowing? We Can Help

More than 1 out of 4 Canadians (27%) over 65 take at least ten prescription medications.

Bio-Identical Hormones: Progesterone and Estrogen

Hormones regulate various biological activities, including growth, development, reproduction, energy use and storage, and water and electrolyte balance. They are molecules that act as chemical messengers in the body's endocrine system. Hormones are produced by specific organs and glands and are secreted into the blood or other bodily fluids. Most hormones are carried by the circulatory system to different areas, influencing particular cells and organs. ProgesteroneProgesterone is a steroid […]

What Can I Do With My Old and Expired Medications?

Disposing of medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, appropriately is essential. Expired medicines can change and may not work as expected, or their effects may have been affected by time, temperature, or exposure to light. A few drugs may even be harmful if taken past the expiry date.What are some options for medication disposal? Bring your expired medications […]

What Should You Expect From a Medication Review?

For many people, taking medication is a regular part of their daily routines and essential for staying healthy. According to the CDD (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), nearly 49% of Americans used at least one prescription drug during 30 days. In the USA and Canada, for adults ages 40 to 79, roughly 70% take at least […]

LDN – a potential Game Changer for Colitis or Crohn’s Disease

The month of November has been observed across Canada as Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Month and we want to do our part to raise awareness and educate the public about a new promising treatment option for Crohn’s and Colitis.Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a drug that can provide therapeutic benefits for many chronic conditions. LDN […]

November is Osteoporosis Month – Let’s Create Awareness

WHAT IS OSTEOPOROSIS?Osteoporosis is a disease that slowly weakens bones, often going undiagnosed, even when it breaks them. Osteoporosis is caused by low bone mass and the weakening of bone, leading to an increased risk of fracture. The disease often progresses without any symptoms or pain.Osteoporosis is often not discovered until weakened bones cause painful fractures, usually […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease that can affect multiple joints in the body. RA is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system—which usually functions to protect us against infections—mistakenly attacks the lining of the joints. Rheumatoid Arthritis is most often associated with chronic inflammation. This inflammation in the joints causes pain, stiffness and […]

I am way past my teens, yet I still have acne?

Yup. Acne can continue well into adulthood (the '40s and beyond) and have severe consequences, especially for women.A recent U.S. study examined "the lived experience" of acne and its treatment among a cohort of adult women with moderate to severe acne. Women consistently described acne-related concerns about their appearance, which affected their social, personal and professional […]

Compounding Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

First, what is Naltrexone?Naltrexone is a drug that was approved in 1997 by Health Canada (1984 by the FDA in the US) in a 50mg dose for the purpose of reducing the euphoric effects of alcohol. Naltrexone not only helps patients achieve abstinence, but it is also a very competitive antagonist of opioid receptors thus having the ability to rescue […]

What Are The Benefits of Compounding?

A one-size-fits-all approach to medications doesn’t always work, and this is where we can help!Sometimes you need a prescription tailored to your personal health needs. Perhaps you need a different form of the medication or have an allergy to an ingredient in the standard formulation. That’s where compounding comes in. A compounding pharmacy gives you options […]

What is custom compounding & what does it do for me?

Custom compounding is the art and science of curating prescriptions to better work with specific allergies, dietary restrictions, or personal preferences.

Is it My Thyroid?

We fill A LOT of prescriptions for thyroid medication in a given week.

12 myths about the birth control pill

There are a lot of out there for effective birth control and it can be confusing and create confusion when hearing anecdotal stories of others.

What is a “Compounding Pharmacy”?

For a patient, the ease of going to a pharmacy in a store where you do other shopping can’t be beaten for convenience. That’s where regular retail pharmacies can shine, but sometimes they do not have all the medication answers.  Here at Dispensaries Ltd, as a compounding pharmacy, we partner with physicians, specialists and sometimes […]