Merrett’s Pharmacy

Merrett’s Pharmacy will help you with all your medication needs.

  • We can fill all of your prescriptions and provide you with the time and advice that will allow for safe medication therapy. Our pharmacists can assess your medication history and provide advice on safe and effective prescription and non-prescription (over the counter) medication use.
  • If you’re out of repeats for regular medication, our Pharmacy can provide repeats for most chronic medications until you get a chance to see your doctor.
  • Our pharmacists can also help provide advice on smoking cessation as well as providing prescriptions for smoking cessation related medications.
  • We can also package your prescription and non-prescription drugs in compliance packaging to make it easier for you to keep track of your medication.

 

Facts:

  • Free delivery
  • Diabetic counselling
  • Blood pressure testing
  • Meds Check
  • Pain assessment/management
  • Blister packaging of medications

We’re committed to offering you personalized service. Our staff can:

  • Answer your medication questions: What is your medicine for? What are the side effect? Is it safe with your other medications? Our staff can help with these questions and wants to help you get the most benefit from your prescriptions.
  • Help you save money:  Our pharmacists can help you decide if a generic medication is the right choice for you. We can help answer questions about insurance coverage and will work with you to minimize costs associated with prescriptions medications.
  • We work with your doctor: Our pharmacists communicate with your doctor with questions or concerns about your medications. We keep a detailed history of your medications and allergies and other conditions and can help your doctor make the best choices for your care.
  • Our staff is trained to care for all of your pharmacy needs. We work diligently with your doctor in order provide the best service and care. Whether you pickup your medication and other items at our store or have them delivered to your door, you’ll get our best service each time.

 

Home Health Care

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When it comes to our valued customers’ health, we strive to provide the best home health care products, and a team of specialists to assist them in the use and care of such products. Some products are also available for rent to assist our customers with their recovery at home.
We offer:

  1. Sales and service.
  2. Advise for compression stockings and braces.
  3. Diabetic training by knowledgeable staff.
  4. Professional, confidential, reliable and courteous service
  5. Quality product lines to meet our clients various needs and lifestyles.

Addiction Services

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Special Compounding

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How does compounding benefit me?

There are several reasons why prescribers and pharmacists provide compounded medications for patients. The primary reason for compounding is to avoid patient non-compliance, which means the patient is either unable or unwilling to use the medication as directed. Many patients are allergic to preservatives or dyes, or require a dosage that is different from the standard drug strengths.

Our compounding pharmacists can:

Avoid unwanted ingredients, such as dyes, preservative, lactose, gluten, or sugar.
Add flavor to make the medication more palatable
Prepare medications using unique delivery systems. For patients who find it difficult to swallow a capsule, a compounding pharmacist may prepare the drug as a flavored liquid suspension instead. Other medication forms include topical gels or creams that can be absorbed through the skin, suppositories, or sublingual troches.

Can my child – or my elderly parent – take compounded medication?

Yes! Children and the elderly are often the types of patients who benefit most from compounding. It is common for parents to have a tough time getting their children to take medicine because of the taste. A compounding pharmacist can work directly with the physician and the patient to select a flavoring agent, such as bubblegum, grape, tuttifrutti, or vanilla butternut, which provides both an appropriate match for the medication’s properties and the patient’s taste preferences. Just think – no more wasting medicine when a cranky patient spits it out! (This applies to veterinary patients too!)

Compounding pharmacists also can help patients who experience chronic pain. For example, some arthritic patients cannot take certain medications due to gastrointestinal side effects. With a healthcare practitioner’s prescription, a compounding pharmacist may be able to provide these patients’ anti-inflammatory or pain-relieving medications with topical preparations that can be absorbed through the skin. Compounded prescriptions frequently are used to ease pain, nausea, and other symptoms for hospice patients as well.

Is compounding legal? Is it safe?

Compounding has been part of healthcare since the origins of pharmacy, and is widely used today in all areas of the industry, from hospitals to nuclear medicine. Over the last few decades, compounding’s resurgence has benefited largely from advances in technology, quality control and research methodology. Health Canada has stated that compounded prescriptions are both ethical and legal as long as they are prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a specific patient and compounded by a licensed pharmacy. In addition, compounding is regulated by the Alberta College of Pharmacists.

Will my insurance cover compounded medications?

Most third party insurance companies will pay for compounded medications. We can usually bill them electronically. A simple phone call will allow us to speak directly to your insurance provider to see if the compounded medication is covered.
Is compounding expensive?

Compounding may or may not cost more than conventional medication. Its cost depends on factors such as the type of ingredients and equipment required, plus the time the pharmacist spends researching and preparing the medication. Fortunately, compounding pharmacists have access to pure-grade quality chemicals which dramatically lower overall costs and allow them to be very competitive with commercially manufactured products.

What kinds of prescriptions can be compounded?

Almost any kind! Compounded prescriptions are ideal for any patient requiring unique dosages and/or delivery devices.

Compounding applications can include:

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)
Hospice
Pediatrics
Pain management
Dentistry
Otic (for the ear)
Dermatology
Medication flavoring
Neuropathy
Veterinary
Sports medicine
Infertility
Wound therapy
Podiatry
Gastroenterology
And many more!
Does my prescriber know about compounding?

Prescription compounding is a rapidly growing component of healthcare. We work closely with your physician and are always available to answer any questions that your physician may have.

Merrett’s Pharmacy
314 Wellington Street West
Sault Ste. Marie ON P6A 1J1
Hours:  M-F 9AM-6PM
Sat: 9AM-5PM
Sun: Closed

Phone:(705) 945-8465
Fax:(705) 945-8796 

Working Hours
Monday 9am to 6pm
Tuesday 9am to 6pm
Wednesday 9am to 6pm
Thursday 9am to 6pm
Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday Closed

Accreditation #8300