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Pace Pharmacy And Compounding Experts

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.

Come check us out in person!

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.

Browse our site to find out more, or you can e-mail us (info@pacepharmacy.com), or even better, come visit us!

Ontario College of Pharmacists Accreditation # 302094

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.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The month of August is almost over!  And our renovation is almost complete.  Just a couple finishing touches and it will be perfect! That doesn't mean our new Clean Room and second compound laboratory aren't already operational!  We now exceed all Standards and make other compounding pharmacies jealous!  Come check us out!

With the end of summer comes the start of school and back to work for many people.  That means the Labour Day long weekend is also upon us.  As always, please note our holiday hours:

Saturday, September 5th  = CLOSED

Monday, September 7th  = CLOSED

Enjoy the rest of your summer and see you soon!!

 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Even though we are amidst a slight rearrangement of our dispensary (some may call it a renovation), please remember we are closed this coming weekend for the Civic Holiday long weekend.

Saturday, August 1st we are CLOSED

Monday, August 3rd we are CLOSED

We will be open again with regular hours on Tuesday, August 4th. Have a great long weekend everyone!!!


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Okay, so it's been a while to say the least since we've updated our little blog here.  But it's because there are big things happening at Pace Pharmacy!  We're renovating to serve you better.  This summer we have started the process of increasing our compounding laboratory space and improving upon the most high-tech compounding pharmacy facility in Toronto.  If you want to see, come on by and check out the progress....otherwise, stay tuned.

In the meantime, here is some summertime information that I think you will find useful.  In the spirit of the PanAm Games taking place right now in Toronto, here are some tips to prevent dehydration during summer sports:


Summer's rise in temperatures heightens the dehydration risk for fitness fanatics. To continue playing hard this summer, it is important to know how to stay hydrated in all situations under the sun.

What is dehydration?

During physical activity, our body temperature increases significantly. The body responds by perspiring (aka, sweating), which allows our body to maintain a stable temperature. The flipside is that while we sweat we also lose water and risk dehydration.

Dehydration elevates the heart rate and our internal temperature and makes physical effort become more and more difficult. If we don't rehydrate sufficiently, the body pumps more blood to the skin in an attempt to reduce the excess of heat. However, this process also reduces the amount of oxygen being circulated to the brain and the muscles. In extreme cases, the body simply stops functioning correctly and can even lose consciousness.

Dehydration symptoms

When we are dehydrated, the most frequent symptoms are nausea, light-headedness and general confusion accompanied by a high heart rate and a feeling of fatigue.

How to stay well hydrated

The amount of water to drink during a session of physical activity depends on each individual as well as the ambient temperature. It is essential, however, to always begin a sporting activity well hydrated. Observing the color of your urine is a simple indicator: it should be pale yellow. If the color is dark, this could indicate a lack of water in the body.

During physical activity, it is important to drink regularly. If you are running for less than an hour, regular water is sufficient to keep you well hydrated. Beyond this time-frame, drinking a sports drink as well as water is recommended. Or, consume 20 to 30g of sugar (about 8 sugar cubes) diluted in 1 liter of water. 

To recuperate post-workout, it is important to favour sparkling water over flat as they are rich in bicarbonate and sodium. When it's particularly hot out, don't hesitate to add a pinch of salt to your water (around 1g per liter).

Energy drinks or sports drinks?

Sports drinks are perfectly adapted to the body's needs during physical activity. They contain carbohydrates, minerals (calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium) as well as vitamin D that is best absorbed by the body's organism when exposed to the sun.

On the contrary, energy drinks are not recommended during sports as they contain stimulating ingredients like caffeine, ginseng, taurine, and guarana that can provoke serious cardiac and gastric problems. 

Stay safe, and enjoy the summer. See you soon!


Thursday, May 7, 2015

With the warmer weather comes long weekends! Which means: please plan ahead as we will be closed for the Victoria Day holiday.  We close on all long weekends, year round.

Specifically, we will be closed on Saturday, May 16th and Monday, May 18th.  We will be open regular hours on Tuesday, May 19th.


Friday, May 1, 2015

5 Tips for Surviving Spring Allergy Season

Up to 50 million Americans (we can assume how many Canadians from that stat) suffer from seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis. Pollen is the most common season-related allergen. If you are one of those experiencing a stuffy nose, watery eyes, itchy nose or eyes, here are 5 tips for surviving allergy season:

1. Keep it cool. Turn on the air-conditioner and keep the windows closed to keep the pollen out of your home and car.

2. Change your clothes and shoes as soon as you get home, as pollen can stick to fabric.

3. Wear sunglasses. When you go out, don´t forget your sunglasses, as they can also help keep the pollen out of your eyes.

4. Strengthen your immune system. Some research suggests that having a healthy immune system can help you avoid allergies. Some foods that can help you strengthen your immune system are those rich in antioxidants like berries, tomatoes, green tea, etc. Also, probiotics and omega-3 fatty acids have shown to help boost your immune system.

5. Try some OTC remedies. Eye drops, nasal sprays and oral antihistamines can help. Although antihistamines are not addictive, they can lose some of their effectiveness over time. If your symptoms are not controlled, consider switching brands.

Adam's allergy medication tip: some antihistamines work better when taken on an empty stomach!


Monday, March 30, 2015

Please plan ahead as we will be closed this coming weekend for the Good Friday holiday. 

We will be closed on Friday, April 3rd and Saturday, April 4th.  We will be open regular hours on Monday, April 6th.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!  Just remember a couple things if you are going to be celebrating today:  Drink lots of water to replenish fluids; take a multivitamin (including B-complex vitamins); and eat something - and not just a bag of chips!  Do these small things, and you'll thank me tomorrow morning :)

 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

We have been busy over here at Pace Pharmacy!  We are expanding our services and can now safely and cost-effectively fill prescriptions not only for you, your family, and your friends, but also your pets!

That's right, we now are filling prescriptions to all Health Canada approved Veterinary medications!

It's simple: Ask your Veterinarian for a prescription for your beloved pet (like you would from your own family doctor), and then bring it to Pace Pharmacy and we will fill it for you!  It's simple!  The benefit to you, can be like saving upwards of hundreds and hundreds of your hard earned money!  The medications are the same, but you spend much less!

Ask us how to save money!

 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  We can't wait to see you in 2015 and we can't wait to grow even more!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Getting ready for the holidays?  Don't forget to double check our holiday hours and closure schedule, as posted below.

Of course, we want to wish you a very happy, safe, and healthy holiday season and an prosperous new year!

From your friends at Pace Pharmacy.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

As the weather gets colder, outdoor activities can expose you to health hazards if you aren't properly dressed.  To avoid frostbite or hypothermia, both conditions related to overexposure to wet and cold temperatures, dress for the weather by wearing appropriate outdoor clothing: layers of light, warm clothing; mittens; hats; scarves; and waterproof boots.  Keep this in mind this winter season!


Monday, November 3, 2014

With Halloween over and now that we are into November.  It's important to start planning ahead.

That is why we are posting our Holiday hours so early in the season.  Please try and get your refills, orders, pickups/deliveries arranged well in advance.  Our schedule will be as follows:

      Wednesday, December 24th - 9am-5pm (Closing 1 hour early)

      Thursday, December 25th - CLOSED

      Friday, December 26th - CLOSED

     Saturday, December 27th - CLOSED

Then,

      Wednesday, December 31st - 9am-5pm (Closing 1 hour early)

      Thursday, January 1st - CLOSED

Then, we are back to our regular schedule.

Any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to us.


***(We are sorry but all our blog entries prior to Novermber 1st, 2014, were lost in a technical difficulty...looks like we are starting from scratch)***

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