Health Clinics

 Ask us about health clinics to discuss your medication or clinical needs with us
  • Get your A1C Test done on the spot
  • Discuss your results and diabetes management plan with your Healthcare Professional
  • Discuss how blood glucose testing fits into your plan

Medication Reviews

 Medication Shouldn’t Be Confusing

Meds Check* is a program that allows you to schedule a 20 to 30 minute one-to-one meeting with our pharmacists to ensure that you are safely and appropriately using all types of medication. Think of it as a comprehensive medication review. And it´s free! Just bring your OHIP card. The MedsCheck appointment is your chance to discuss how your prescription, over-the-counter and alternative medications may be affecting each other.

During this one-on-one meeting, you will have an opportunity to learn about your medications and medical condition(s). As part of this service you will benefit by:

 • Gaining better understanding of drug names, strengths, adverse effects and usage instructions.  This may include over-the-counter and/or herbal medications.
 • Understanding the benefit of taking your medications as your Doctor has directed.
 • Investigating strategies to manage any adverse effects or issues surrounding the medications you take.
 • Discussing other resources available to educate you and support your continued good health.

Flu Shots and Vaccines

 This year, get your flu shot at the Progressive Pharmacy. It’s your best defense against the flu. Simply visit our Pharmacy and have your flu shot administered by one of our
certified Pharmacists. Please bring your provincial health card.

You may also consider getting vaccinated for Shingles. Shingles is an infection caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. This virus is called the varicella zoster virus. Even after chicken pox blisters heal, the varicella zoster virus stays in the body for life. If it becomes active again, it causes shingles. Two out of every 10 people will get shingles in their lifetime. This risk increases as you get older, especially over 50 years of age. Shingles is a painful, blistering rash that can last several weeks and cause skin infections and scarring. It is very important for people with a weak immune system to see their healthcare providers right away if they think they have shingles.

Talk to your doctor or healthcare professional today to find out how to help protect yourself against shingles.

Specialty Medication Packaging

  Dispills – Medication Made Easy
Over 50% of us do not take our medications as directed. To help alleviate this problem, ask us about our medication packaging solutions.

A dispill is a weekly card that contains 28 separate clear bubbles called blisters. Our pharmacist will fill the blisters with the right medications to be taken at the prescribed times. All you need to do is push out the medications through the seal. Once your dispill is empty, your pharmacist will provide you with a new one.

Using dispills has been shown to greatly reduce medication errors by eliminating the confusion that surrounds questions such as when, how many, and at what time to take your medications. Each blister bubble corresponds to a specific time frame during the day. If you have problems remembering to take your medication or can’t remember if you did, you will immediately be able to tell just by looking at the dispill. It helps you or your caregiver monitor your medications. Gone are the days of trying to sort out which medication to take and when. Please contact us for further information.


 Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. Within the last two decades, compounding has experienced a resurgence as modern technology and innovative techniques and research have allowed more pharmacists to customize medications to meet specific patient needs. With a physician’s consent, a compounding pharmacist can change the strength of a medication, alter its form to make it easier for the patient to ingest, or add flavor to make it more palatable. For those patients who are having a hard time swallowing a capsule, a compounding pharmacist can make a liquid suspension instead.

Compounded medications are “made from scratch” – individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs.

Please contact us for further information.

Asthma & COPD

 Asthma is a chronic lung condition that makes breathing difficult.  Airways tighten, swell and fill with mucus in responce to certain substances or circumstances that “trigger” the asthma symptoms.

Breathe a Little Easier…

People with asthma can breathe a little easier knowing that there are actions they can take to manage their health with a goal to leading a normal lifestyle.

You can ask yourself the following questions to determine if your asthma is adequately controlled:

• Do you cough, sheeze or have a tight chest because of your asthma?
• Does coughing, wheesing or chest tightness wake you up at night?
• Do you stop exercising because of your asthma symptoms?
• Do you ever miss work or school because of your asthma?
• Do you use your blue or “rescue” inhaler more than three times a week?

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, your asthma may be considered poorly controlled.  Be sure to discuss your results with your doctor ans seek medical attention if your asthma symptoms worsen or do nto respond to treatment.

Medications for Treatment of Asthma

The most common treatments for asthma are generally called “quick relievers” (short-acting medications) or “controller” medications (not for immediate relief).

Quick relivers – short-acting bronchodilators:
• Relieve symptoms in minutes by relaxing the airway muscles
• Used as a “rescue” medication during asthma attacks.  The doctor may also recommend you use this medication before exercise or exposure to cold temperatures
• Quick relivers include salbutamol, terbutaline and fenoterol.

Controllers – not for immediate relief:
1. Prevent and reduce inflammation, swelling and build-up of mucus
2. Must be used on a regular basis to be effective
3. Controller medications include fluticasone, budesonide, and beclomethasone
Please contact us for more details.


 More than 9 million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes.

Diabetes Glucose Test Advice…And Much Much More..

We offer a great selection products for diabetes care, useful information on type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and one-on-one counselling.

We coach you on your lifestyle goals. Our Pharmacists make sure you have the information to make the right choices. The health professional who keeps a watchful eye on your medication and numbers.

For diabetes patients managing your blood sugar levels can be a challenge. At our pharmacy we carry a full range of diabetic supplies including:

• blood sugar monitors
• test strips
• lancets
• insulin administration pens and pen needles
We also stock a complete range of:

• insulins
• insulin pump supplies
• dextrose tablets
Our professional pharmacists can help with advice on blood sugar optimization, provide medication reviews and work with you in the prevention of diabetes related complications.

Heart Health

 It’s never too late to get your heart in tip-top shape.

Through diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes, you can give your heart a fighting chance against cardiovascular disease

Our Heart Health counselling covers learning signs of stroke, controlling blood pressure, understanding cholesterol and achieving a healthy weight.

Your best defense is controlling the risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, cigarette smoke, stress, excessive alcohol consumption, inactivity, managing diabetes, and being at a weight that is unhealthy for you. Visit your doctor regularly and follow his or her advice. For more information ask your Pharmacist or contact the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Smoking Cessation

 It’s never too late to quit.
Health benefits (courtesy of Health Canada)
If you stop smoking, within:

• 20 minutes – your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal
• 2 days – your sense of smell and taste begin to return
• 1 year – your risk of smoking-related heart disease or stroke is cut by one-half
• 5 years – your risk of heart disease is the same as someone who never • • smoked
• 10 years – your risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half
Ask us about our programs:

• Smoking Cessation Program
• Referral to other helpful resources
• Personalized Action Plan

Free Counselling and Consultations

 If you have any questions regarding your health, your pharmacist is often the first and most accessible health care professional you can visit in your community. Not only are pharmacists medication experts, but they are also knowledgeable in the areas of disease prevention, nutrition, fitness, and general health and wellness. Our pharmacists will work with you to make sure that you and your loved ones are at ease and have a complete understanding of their medications.

Diabetes Advice and Meter Training

 For all our patients who have diabetes, we offer a Diabetes Meds check review where we will discuss your current medications as well as any potential obstacles and successes you may have had in your diabetes management. Our staff can also help you to choose the best glucometer to suit your needs. Help us help you. Let’s beat Diabetes together.

Prescription Delivery

 We would love to see you in our store but we understand access to transportation or getting to the pharmacy can be difficult. We want to make sure that you have access to your medications at the times where you can’t make it to the pharmacy and that is why we will deliver your medications to your front door.

Meds Check Program

 Managing multiple medications is no easy task. With all the different instructions and potential side effects it’s hard to know if the medications you take on a daily basis are working as well as they should. There is a way to make sure you´re getting the most from your medications. Progressive Pharmacy has a Meds Check program that allows you to schedule a 20 to 30 minute one-to-one meeting with the pharmacist to ensure that you are safely and appropriately using all types of medication.