FAQ

What is Compounding?

Pharmaceutical compounding (done in compounding pharmacies) is the creation of a particular pharmaceutical product to fit the unique needs of a patient. To do this, compounding pharmacists combine or process appropriate ingredients using various tools. This may be done for medically necessary reasons, such as to change the form of the medication from a solid pill to a liquid, to avoid a non-essential ingredient that the patient is allergic to, or to obtain the exact dose(s) needed or deemed best of particular active pharmaceutical ingredient(s). It may also be done for more optional reasons, such as adding flavors to a medication or otherwise altering taste or texture. Compounding is most routine in the case of intravenous/parenteral medication, typically by hospital pharmacists, but is also offered by privately owned compounding pharmacies and certain retail pharmacies for various forms of medication. Whether routine or rare, intravenous or oral, etc., anytime a given drug product is made or modified to have characteristics that are specifically contemplated for an individual patient – this is known as "traditional" compounding.

Source: Wikipedia
Link: Compounding

What is MedsCheck?

MedsCheck is a program that allows you to schedule a 20 to 30 minute one-to-one meeting with your community pharmacist to ensure that you are safely and appropriately using all types of medication. Think of it as a comprehensive medication review. And it´s free! Just bring your OHIP card. The MedsCheck appointment is your chance to discuss how your prescription, over-the-counter and alternative medications may be affecting each other.

Source: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Link: MedsCheck

What is Long-Term Care?

Long-Term Care Homes are designed for people who need access to 24-hour nursing care, supervision or higher levels of personal care. These homes are also known as nursing homes, municipal homes for the aged, or charitable homes. Residents pay for accommodation charges and the care is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Source: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Link: Long-Term Care

What does "OTC" stand for?

Over-the-Counter (OTC) drugs are medicines sold directly to a consumer without a prescription from a healthcare professional, as compared to prescription drugs, which may be sold only to consumers possessing a valid prescription.

Source: Wikipedia
Link: OTC

What is Sigvaris Compression Therapy?

Sigvaris medical products are designed to fit various lifestyles and are best suited for those with chronic venous disorders, edema, stasis, skin changes, and for those who have had or will be having a vein procedure.

Source: Sigvaris Canada
Link: Sigvaris