Medicine Chest Pharmasave
221 King St. East
Bowmanville, Ontario
L1C 1P7
P: 905.697.3784
F: 905.697.1562
Store Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sundays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Holidays: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Have you or a loved one ever had difficulty taking medication?

June 1, 2015

Pharmasave Medicine Chest always puts their customers’ health needs first. Their pharmacists are here to help if you are having difficulty taking medication.

If you or a loved one has ever had difficulty taking a medication, you are not alone. Many people experience issues when taking medication, including:

• Stomach upset when taking oral medication
• Reluctance to take the medication due to its taste
• Difficulty swallowing pills
• Requiring a different dose of medication than what is available from the manufacturer
• Patients who don’t want to take medication at all, especially children or pets

A compounding pharmacist may be able to provide solutions for challenges such as these. Working closely with the patient and the prescriber, compounding gives the pharmacist the means to customize medication to meet the individual needs of each patient.

You can speak to your doctor about compounding your medication to meet your specific needs. Your doctor can communicate directly with a pharmacist at Pharmasave Medicine Chest to convey the specific dosage and strength of the medication they want you to take. You, your pharmacist, and your doctor can work together to create a medication that will work for you.

Many people ask if compounded medications require FDA approval. The answer is that the FDA approval process is intended for mass-produced drugs made by manufacturers. Because compounded medications are personalized for individual patients, the government has approved the use of compounded medications for those individuals who have received a prescription for that specific compounded medication.

If you have questions about the safety of compounded medications or how you could benefit from a compounded medication, speak to the pharmacist at Pharmasave Medicine Chest. The team is happy to provide you with information and answer any questions you may have.


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