How a Compounding Pharmacy Enhances Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
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by Adam Silvertown
3w ago
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) can provide substantial relief and improve quality of life for many individuals experiencing hormonal imbalances or deficiencies. One of the most effective ways to optimize HRT is through the services of a compounding pharmacy. Why seek Hormone Replacement Therapy? Your doctor may prescribe HRT for a variety of reasons which include: Menopause and Perimenopause: Many women (or those assigned female at birth) will experience symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness during menopause or perimenopause. These occur because the b ..read more
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Exploring Acne Treatment Options: What Your Pharmacy May Have to Offer
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by Adam Silvertown
2M ago
Acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages, causing not only physical discomfort but also impacting self-esteem and confidence. Fortunately, advancements in skincare have led to various effective treatments available over-the- counter and through prescription. Most acne treatments work by eliminating acne-causing bacteria, exfoliating by removing oil and dead skins cells that may clog pores, and reducing inflammation caused by acne. If you’re seeking solutions for acne, Pace Pharmacy might just be the place to find what you need. Over-the-Counter Ingredients There are a ra ..read more
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Safely Enjoying the Solar Eclipse: Tips from Your Pharmacist
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by Adam Silvertown
3M ago
Hey there, eclipse enthusiasts! The solar eclipse happening across parts of Canada and the USA on Monday, April 8th could be a once in a lifetime experience for many people!  As a pharmacist who cares about your health and safety, I want to share some important tips for enjoying a solar eclipse while keeping your eyes and well-being protected. Understanding the Eclipse: Imagine a giant game of hide and seek in the sky! Normally, the sun shines bright because it’s like a giant ball of light in the sky. But sometimes, the moon gets in the way. When the moon moves between the Earth and the s ..read more
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Pace Pharmacy Collaborates with Healthcare Professionals
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by Adam Silvertown
4M ago
Welcome to Pace Pharmacy, your trusted partner in personalized and customized medication solutions. As a compounding pharmacy dedicated to serving healthcare professionals and prescribers, we understand the unique needs of your practice and your patients. Our team of experienced pharmacists combines cutting-edge technology with unparalleled expertise to deliver tailored medications that meet the individualized requirements of other healthcare professionals and their patients. For almost fifteen years, we’ve collaborated with medical providers and healthcare professionals across different speci ..read more
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Decoding Beyond-Use Dates (BUDs): Why your Compounded Medications Seem to Have a Shorter Shelf Life
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by Adam Silvertown
5M ago
Compounded medications have many advantages, but one aspect we get asked about is why compounds have a seemingly short Beyond-Use Date (BUD). This article aims to shed light on why BUDs are relatively brief in the realm of compounded medications. What is a BUD? While manufactured pharmaceuticals are assigned an expiration date, compounded medications are labelled with a beyond-use date. Manufactured drugs are standardised, therefore their standard formulations can go through testing to determine how long the manufacturer can guarantee safety or potency. When a pharmacy compounds a medication ..read more
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Mastering Medication Adherence: A Guide for Remembering to Take Your Medications 
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by Adam Silvertown
6M ago
Many new year’s resolutions centre on building new health habits – exercise more, eat more whole foods, find time to meditate, breathe better. Sounds great, but building those habits is easier said than done. A recent poll suggests that only 6% of new year’s resolutions are still a success by the end of the year.  There’s one habit that can go a long way toward establishing better health, and that may stand a chance at becoming a successful new year’s resolution: remembering to take your medication. Taking your medication as prescribed is referred to as medication adherence.  There a ..read more
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Why are compounded medications more expensive?
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by Adam Silvertown
7M ago
The ability and privilege to compound medications for patients is a way for pharmacies to tailor prescriptions to specific patient needs. Sometimes patients are surprised that the price of a compounded medication may be more than what they are used to paying for prescriptions. Although this is not always the case, there are a variety of factors that go into determining the price of a compound. Specialized knowledge and regulations: Pharmacies that specialize in compounding medications have undergone training and certifications specific to compounding. There is an art and science to personalizi ..read more
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Top reasons we offer pharmacy delivery services
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by Adam Silvertown
9M ago
Modern times have us accustomed to getting everything delivered right to our homes. In an effort to steer clear of crowds and limit contact with others, the last few years have seen exponential growth in home and pharmacy delivery services. Almost half of Canadians continue to have their groceries delivered even without health restrictions in place.   What about medications? Here are 5 reasons why we offer medication delivery as part of our commitment to go the extra mile for our patients. Convenience: The main reason the population has grown accustomed to any type of delivery servi ..read more
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Taking Medication with Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorder)
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by Adam Silvertown
11M ago
Dysphagia is a medical condition that refers to difficulty swallowing. It can occur due to various factors such as neurological disorders, structural changes in the head and neck, or muscular impairment. As many as 1 in every 6 adults experience dysphagia. It’s common, and becomes even more of a problem as people age.  What is dysphagia?  In a healthy swallow, material (saliva, drink, food, medication) enters the mouth, gets pushed backwards and a swallow is triggered. During the swallow, a small flap called the epiglottis flips down to cover the airway and the vocal folds close to ..read more
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Photosensitivity and your health: How to be extra-sun safe this summer
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by Adam Silvertown
1y ago
During July and August you may welcome the summer sun and that chance to get your vitamin D. There is a lot of information out about sun safety and sunscreen, but for many Canadians, there is an added layer of concern: photosensitivity.  Photosensitivity refers to an increased sensitivity to sunlight. This is a reaction triggered by the immune system and can result in itchy, uncomfortable patches of redness and inflammation on the skin. Those with photosensitivity are also prone to sunburn more quickly.  Causes of photosensitivity Photosensitivity can be caused by something inherent ..read more
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