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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.

 


Pharmacist/Owner
Jon MacDonald BSc.Pharm


Pharmacist
Julie Freestone
B.Pharm. (Hons.)
 

Cardiac Testing for Children Taking ADHD Drugs

      Up to 2% of otherwise healthy children have undiagnosed cardiac conditions, and studies have shown that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may be more prevalent in children with heart disease. Medications for ADHD can increase blood pressure and heart rate. In patients with certain heart conditions, sudden death has also occurred, but the risk of sudden death from ADHD medications is rare. As a result of increased awareness of potential cardiovascular adverse effects, the American Heart Association (AHA) now recommends cardiovascular screening and monitoring of children and adolescents who are receiving ADHD medications, including checking family history and a physical exam for all children prior to starting stimulants, Strattera® (atomoxetine), etc. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is also suggested, especially if there are concerns about congenital heart defects. An ECG can identify heart conditions that wouldn't be found with a physical exam, and alert the child's healthcare provider to monitor the child more closely. However, an ECG is not mandatory and the clinician's judgment should be considered.


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