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Starting Your Journey with Finasteride: Is It Ever Too Late?

    Finasteride, widely recognized for its effectiveness in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and male pattern baldness, has generated...
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Understanding Your Prescriptions

Foquest versus Biphentin: Choosing the Right Long-Acting Methylphenidate in ADHD

Navigating the world of  attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications can be a bit like finding your way through a maze—especially...
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All About Meds Understanding Your Prescriptions

Can I drink while taking metronidazole?

Think mixing metronidazole with alcohol spells nausea disaster?  Think again.   For years, we've been led to believe that combining the...
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Minor Ailments Minor Ailments In Ontario

Can a Pharmacist prescribe antibiotics in Ontario?

In Ontario, Canada, pharmacists have been given expanded scope of practice that allows them to prescribe medications for 19 minor...
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MisterPharmacist in the News Pharmacy Insider

See the MisterPharmacist™ reaction on the CBC: Ontario expands pharmacists’ prescription powers to ease burden on doctors- by Mr. Pharmacist March 27, 2023

As part of its 2023 budget, the Ford government has announced an increase in the number of health conditions for...
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Pharmacy Insider Pharmacy Tricks and Tips

How professional service providers can delight customers and deepen connections

Read my MisterPharmacist segment in this piece in the GLOBE and MAIL! https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-how-professional-service-providers-can-delight-customers-and-deepen/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Referrer%3A%20Social%20Network%20%2F%20Media&utm_campaign=Shared%20Web%20Article%20Links&fbclid=IwAR0IdHnYbvn0_5pH0DfWWIs5Ll-HGI9THtauNoYca0_OWIZ8tVAL-vxNS2Y
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The Truth About Prescription Drug Prices: Insights and Solutions for Consumers

Did you know that prescription drug costs in Canada are a major concern for many Canadians? According to the Canadian...
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Pharmacy Insider Pharmacy Tricks and Tips

“The Pill Predicament: 6 Essential Questions to Raise About Your Drug Therapy.

Preambule: During my extensive experience in the field of community pharmacy, I have encountered numerous situations where I strongly believe...
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Pharmacy Insider Pharmacy Tricks and Tips

Unlock the Benefits of Having a MisterPharmacist™ in Your Corner

This short blog will be discussing the increased responsibility of Ontario Pharmacists who began prescribing for minor ailments in January...
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Pharmacy Insider Pharmacy Tricks and Tips

“Empowering Patient Care: How Ontario Pharmacists Adapt Prescriptions for Better Health

In Ontario, pharmacists have the ability to make changes to prescriptions in four helpful ways. Let me explain each one...
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Beyond the Counter: How Pharmacists are Expanding Their Role with Inhalers and Injections

Exciting news coming your way! Starting July 1, 2023, there's a big, positive change on the horizon for Ontario's healthcare...
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Pharmacy Insider Pharmacy Tricks and Tips

Overcoming the Obstacles of Fast Prescription Delivery

Getting your medication quickly is a big concern, especially when it comes to balancing the accuracy of the prescription and...
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Pharmacy Insider Pharmacy Tricks and Tips

Unlocking the Power of Your Pharmacist: Empowering Refills for Minor Ailments!

Once prescribing for minor ailments becomes a part of your pharmacist's practice, there are a few things you should know....
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Pharmacy Insider Pharmacy Tricks and Tips

Can a pharmacist charge a fee for minor ailment assessments if i don’t have OHIP?

Can MisterPharmacist charge a fee for providing minor ailment services if you don't have a health card (OHIP) or is otherwise...
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MisterPharmacist in the News Pharmacy Insider

Aiming to take patient care to new levels

Mister Pharmacist aims to take patient care to new levels Toronto pharmacist gets back to basics by making patients feel...
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MisterPharmacist in the News Pharmacy Insider

“Exploring the Controversy Surrounding Ozempic: Are ‘Talk to Your Doctor’ Ads Doing More Harm Than Good?”

The original article published by Radio-Canada / CBC discusses the rising popularity of the drug Ozempic in Canada, primarily prescribed...
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Minor Ailments Urinary tract infections (UTI)

Urinary Tract Infections

Uncomplicated urinary tract infections are infections of the lower urinary tract. This infection usually affects women of any age who do...
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Minor Ailments Urinary tract infections (UTI)

How should uncomplicated cystitis be treated?

Cystitis is one of the most common urinary tract infections, and it is often uncomplicated. Uncomplicated cystitis is usually limited...
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Minor Ailments Urinary tract infections (UTI)

10 Naturals Ways to treat a Urinary Tract Infection (2023)

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common and often painful condition that affect millions of people every year. Antibiotics are...
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Minor Ailments Urinary tract infections (UTI)

UTI or Cystitis: Distinguishing Between Two Common Urinary Woes

Cystitis and urinary tract infection (UTI) are related terms, but they are not exactly the same thing. Cystitis refers specifically...
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All About Meds Understanding Your Prescriptions

Starting Your Journey with Finasteride: Is It Ever Too Late?

    Finasteride, widely recognized for its effectiveness in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and male pattern baldness, has generated considerable discussion regarding its application for male pattern baldness.   Understanding Finasteride: Mechanism and Application   Finasteride operates by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone linked to prostate enlargement and hair follicle miniaturization. By lowering DHT levels, finasteride can mitigate symptoms associated with BPH and prevent hair loss while potentially encouraging regrowth. The recommended dosage differs for each condition—1 mg daily for hair loss and 5 mg for BPH—highlighting the drug's condition-specific use.   Setting Expectations: A Long-Term Perspective   The effectiveness of finasteride in stopping hair loss is well known, with approximately 90% of users experiencing stabilized hair loss within the initial year of treatment. Nevertheless, the success rate may decrease over time, which could be attributed to unresolved causes of hair loss rather than diminished efficacy of the drug. It is crucial for users to maintain realistic expectations, understanding that finasteride should be part of a long-term management strategy and not a quick fix approach.   Assessing the Optimal Timing for Treatment   The success of finasteride is closely tied to the state of...
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Minor Ailments

Mister Pharmacist can Prescribe for Cold Soles

Mister Pharmacist will take through a thorough medical history check and prescribe a prescription product to help reduce the severity of your latest cold sore episode. This starts January 2023 in Ontario
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MisterPharmacist™ is a strategically located pharmacy in the East Downtown Core of Toronto at Richmond and Sherbourne.

Our location allows us to respond to the emergency prescriptions of Toronto Downtown city dwellers.