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.


Jon MacDonald BSc.Pharm



Compounding is the art and science of tailor making medications for unique needs and preferences. A compounding chemist is a pharmacist who prepares human and veterinary medication into different dosage forms. These may be troche, lozenge, capsules, transdermal gels and creams, suppository and pessary dosage forms.
Most of these require a Doctor's prescription and are customised to your needs and can contain more than one medication in this dosage form. We can also compound medications that are no longer commercially available. Our goal is to work closely with your doctor to improve the outcome of your treatment and health.

Vitamin D for Muscle Strength

       Vitamin D controls phosphorus, calcium, bone metabolism, and neuromuscular function. Vitamin D can be synthesized by the body, or provided through food and supplements. Vitamin D is found in fortified milk, egg yolks, and saltwater fish. Fifteen minutes of sun exposure a few times per week helps the body to produce adequate vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency precipitates and exacerbates osteoporosis, causes painful softening and bending of the bone (“rickets”), and increases muscle weakness, which worsens the risk of falls and fractures. Studies indicate that men and women who don’t have enough vitamin D have lower scores on physical performance tests, especially in hand-grip strength. Those with the greatest risk of vitamin D deficiency include the homebound elderly, and people with pigmented skin, cultural or social avoidance of the sun, or gastrointestinal malabsorption. Treatment of vitamin D deficiency can produce an increase in muscle strength and a marked decrease in back and lower-limb pain within 6 months. Adults 50 years of age and older need at least 400 to 800 IUs of vitamin D per day, and people with limited sun exposure may need more.

located at the corner of
Korah Rd. and Second Line.

Mon. - Fri: 9 AM - 6 PM
Sat: 9 AM - 2 PM, Sun: Closed

Fax (705)253-7656

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