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    Looking after your health needs at Jon's Medicine Shoppe means more to us than just preparing your prescription. We work with you and your physician to provide you with the best care possible. As medication experts, our pharmacists and staff are an active part of your healthcare team. At Jon's Medicine Shoppe, building a healthier community means we truly care for our community's health needs.
     We specialize in compounding. If you have difficulty swallowing regular sized pills, are looking for a liquid/cream alternative, find standard doses are too strong/weak for your condition, or have concerns about allergic reactions to fillers, the answer might be compounding. Working with your doctor, we customize medications to meet your unique needs. Ask us today what compounding can do for you.


Jon MacDonald BSc.Pharm

Julie Freestone
B.Pharm. (Hons.)

Topical Pain Relievers
     Topical analgesics have a favorable safety profile and there is increasing evidence of their efficacy for a variety of pain disorders, including neuropathic or musculoskeletal pain. The recent acknowledgment of cardiovascular risk associated with both nonselective NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors (like Celebrex and Vioxx), in addition to usual concerns about the use of opioids (“narcotics”) if there are other options that will provide adequate pain relief, has brought increased attention to the use and benefits of topical analgesics which can provide pain relief similar to oral formulations without the associated systemic side effects, such as gastrointestinal upset. Topical pain meds are convenient and painless to use, which improves patient compliance. Ease of use may reduce overall treatment costs. Because they are applied directly to the target site, topical analgesics can accumulate to therapeutic levels in the tissues under the area of application, even though the blood levels are low because only small amounts of medication are absorbed systemically. Lower systemic drug levels potentially lower the risk of organ toxicity. When oral dosing is not feasible due to risks of side effects or because the patient is nauseated or unconscious, topical therapy should be considered.

Mon. - Fri: 9AM - 6PM
Sat: 9AM - 2PM
Sun: closed

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Korah Rd. and Second Line.
705-253-0720 / Fax (705)253-7656

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