Pace Pharmacy is the best compounding pharmacy in Toronto. We're a full service pharmacy filling all your regular prescriptions just like other drug stores! But what makes us different is we also do specialty compounding and offer premium customer service, unlike all the other drug marts out there! Communicate with us anytime via e-mail, phone, fax, or in person - we'll accommodate you!
We're the only fully equipped compounding pharmacy in downtown Toronto offering free local delivery, a selection of informational resources for customers, and a unique selection of high quality vitamins, supplements, and regular drug store items.
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Our high-tech compounding labs (yes multiple labs, including a sterile Clean Room!) incudes a USP 797 compliant, ISO Class 4 environment suitable for sterile compounding. Our staff have specialized training in aseptic and non-sterile pharmaceutical compounding from PCCA and Medisca. These are just some of the reasons why many Doctors across Canada use our compounding services for their clinic and patients.
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14 Isabella Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1
14 Isabella Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1
Owned by: The Pharmacy Network, Corp.
(Designated Manager: Adam Silvertown)
We are only authorized to ship medications within Canada, pursuant to a prescription from a licensed Canadian physician.
Monday, June 6, 2016
National Men's Health Week is June 13-19, 2016. Recognizing and preventing men's health problems is not just a man's issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men's health is truly a family issue. Knowing that on average, men smoke more, drink more, see doctors less, and die five years sooner than women, we want to encourage men to take care of their health. Many of the major health problems that men face, such as colon cancer and heart disease, have better outcomes with early diagnosis and treatment. We encourage all men (and women!) to schedule regular wellness checkups and know your cholesterol, blood pressure, and glucose levels.
Another important value that is not always measured is testosterone ("free" testosterone indicates the bioactive form). "Low T" or testosterone deficiency is strongly associated with common medical conditions including metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerosis; as well as elevations in triglycerides (TGs), total cholesterol (TC), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Other signs and symptoms include:
Evidence indicates that appropriate therapy can relieve or partially reverse the progression of these problems in testosterone-deficient men. Compounded transdermal therapy facilitates adequate absorption of testosterone to mimic the normal daily production. Testosterone can also be administered as a sublingual drop or a lozenge that dissolves in the mouth. Compounded preparations can be very advantageous because customized therapies increase compliance.
The presence of prostate or breast cancer is an absolute contraindication for testosterone replacement therapy, or use of other hormones in this class, known as androgens. Guidelines recommend that testosterone therapy should not be started in older men with PSA serum levels above the normal range. Testosterone should be used with caution in men with severe heart, kidney or liver disease, increased red blood cell counts, and sleep apnea.
A healthy lifestyle is associated with higher hormone levels, and higher hormone levels seem to induce a more active, healthier lifestyle. For optimal results, it is vital that hormone replacement therapy be combined with adequate exercise, proper nutrition, weight management and treatment of other health problems.
Talk to our compounding pharmacist to learn how we can help in your journey to live well.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Monday, February 29, 2016
Every four years, a little-understood but interesting phenomenon takes place: we get an extra day. It’s called Leap Year, and it falls on February 29.
It’s a reprieve, of sorts.
Because every year grants us about 365 plus one-quarter days, you could think
of it as a six-hour surplus each year for four years. On the fourth year when
those hours total 24, it essentially adds an extra day.
Although it may be more accurately referred to as Leap Day, Leap Year has to do with the time it takes the Earth to orbit around the sun, which we now know takes 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds.
There’s a bit of slip time, so scientists figured out that some changes would have to be made to the calendar to make up the slack.
Make Your ‘Leap Day’ Count
At any rate, we have an extra day, but here’s the beauty of it: For all the days you didn’t do all the healthy things for yourself that you know you should do and really want to do Leap Year gives you that chance.
Although you likely won’t be able to do anything you’d like, you might think of it as your golden opportunity to spend at least part of Feb. 29 living intentionally and positively, for yourself and the people in your life. Here are some fun ways to do that, inspired by the number 29.
Try doing just one or two, and this will be a day not wasted!
1. On the 28th, go to bed 29 minutes early.
2. On the 29th, get up 29 minutes early.
3. Drink 29 ounces of water.
4. Take 29 slow breaths through your nose.
5. Spread your feet, stretch upward slowly and touch your toes. Do this 29 times.
6. Exercise for 29 minutes.
7. Make a list of 29 people who’ve helped, inspired or encouraged you. Resolve to tell them (or at least tweet them).
8. Spend 29 minutes more with the people you love than you normally do.
9. Smile for at least 29 minutes
10. If the weather is nice, spend 29 minutes outside.
11. Drink another 29 ounces of water.
12. Make a list of 29 to-die-for vacation spots. (You don’t have to actually go.)
13. List 29 things you’re grateful for.
14. Go through your closets and pick out 29 items to donate or give away.
15. Take a 29-minute nap or just spend that time relaxing with your eyes closed.
16. Create a playlist of 29 of your favorite songs.
17. Leave work 29 minutes early so you can “smell the roses” on the way home.
18. List 29 positive things you’ve learned throughout your life.
19. Straighten or put away 29 items to neaten your space.
20. In your head, list 29 positive things about your day.
Have a great Leap Day 2016!
Monday, January 11, 2016
Happy New Year!
Making better new year's resolutions:
Traditionally, New Year’s Day is a time to make resolutions. In fact, many people make New Year’s resolutions and the most common resolutions involve losing weight. If you are like most people, you will discover that making resolutions is easy. The challenge is sustaining them.
According to University of Scranton psychologist John Norcross, author of changing good, studies show that people who resolve to change behaviors do much better than non-resolvers who have the same habits that need to be changed. Statistics he has gathered reveal that, by the end of January, some 64% of resolvers are still sticking to their resolutions. At six months, that number drops to 44%.
For this reason, many commentators have expressed the opinion that New Year’s resolutions are a waste of time. But in fact, experts say, the very act of making resolutions improves your odds of success. The key, they say, to keeping your resolutions is planning. You need a detailed blueprint that addresses how you will reach your goals in a way that leverages your strengths and minimizes your weaknesses. Below are a few tips from the experts to help you stick with your New Year’s vows.
Have realistic expectations – Once you see you are capable of making changes in your behavior, it inspires confidence. Imagine yourself practicing a particular behavior change two weeks out, two months out, two years out, and if can’t, then re-evaluate your goal to make sure it is doable
Create detailed mini goals for yourself – Break your resolutions into lots of specific “baby steps.” This will allow you to see incremental progress toward your larger goals and provide greater motivation to keep going.
Enlist support – Studies show that social support is critical, especially after the first few weeks when your motivation may begin to flag. Seek out someone who will be there for you long-term.
Control your environment – Remove temptations that may distract you from your goals. Surround yourself with people, places, and things that will help you change your behavior.
Reward yourself – Reward yourself all along the way for continued motivation and success–e.g. when you achieve a mini-goal.
Anticipate slips and deal with them constructively – Setbacks are inevitable; it is how you respond to them that matters. Use slip-ups as helpful reminders to remain strong and get back on track, not as excuses to give up.
Whatever your New Year’s resolutions for better health, remember that just by making them you are already ahead of the pack!
Friday, December 11, 2015
Holiday Hours Alert
With the holiday season upon us, we would like to remind you about our holiday hours.
Thursday, December 24th - Closed early at 5pm
Friday, December 25 to Sunday, December 27, 2015 - CLOSED
Thursday, December 31 - Closed early at 5pm
Friday, January 1 to Sunday, January 3, 2016 - CLOSED
Back to our regular schedule as of Monday, January 4, 2016 at 9am.
Have a safe and happy holiday season and a happy new year from all of us at Pace Pharmacy.
Friday, December 4, 2015
5 Health Tips for the Holiday Season
December is usually synonymous with an abundance of eating and a lack of exercise. I want to encourage you to start this New Year on the right foot. The holidays are a time for celebration and family, not to put on weight. It's almost as if we've come to accept that we are going to put on 10 pounds during each holiday season.
Celebration doesn't have to mean gluttonous eating, or deprivation for that matter. It's time to bring the focus back to the purpose of the holiday. Enjoy your friends and family, the time off and the traditions of the holidays.
The holiday season might not be a time to lose weight, but it doesn't have to be a time to lose your health. The key is to go into the holidays with a plan. Here are five ways to keep your health over the holidays.
Tip #1: Shop Well For Yourself
It is more important than ever to stock your kitchen with healthy foods. Have healthy snacks handy. The more convenient they are, the more likely you are to eat them. Instead of thinking about what you shouldn't eat, promise to eat your 3 to 5 servings of vegetables each day.
Tips #2: Schedule Your Exercise
Your schedule will be very hectic this holiday season. Schedule your workouts just as you would any other appointment. It's ok if you can't make it to class, but make sure that you get some activity in at least three days per week.
Tip #3: Just Say No
You probably aren't aware how much extra food you consume just from people offering it to you. A sample at the market here, an extra cookie at an office party there and it all adds up. Just think twice before you take that food and decide if you really want it.
Tip #4: Skip the Baking
Do you make baked goods for giving? Chances are you eat much of what you bake. Who wouldn't? Instead make non-food gifts, or prepare ingredients for baked goods and put them in pretty jars--let your gift recipient bake it up. That way, they can eat it when they want it and you don't have to be tempted in the kitchen.
Tip #5: Hydrate
Keep your water bottle with you at all times. You should be drinking eight, 8-oz glasses of water each day. One handy trick is to buy a 64 ounce water jug. Fill it up in the morning and know that you need to finish it by the end of the day.
Thursday, October 15, 2015Wow, can you believe it's the middle of October already?! And did you see that Blue Jays game last night?!!! What an exciting time of year.
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