We do so much more than prescriptions!

Naturally, Medicine Shoppe in West Kelowna handles your prescription and non-prescription medicine needs. But we do a whole lot more than that too.
As Westbank’s neighbourhood pharmacy, we offer a wide range of services to treat whatever ails you. Below are just a few examples of the services we provide our customers

  • Weight Management

We’re pleased to be the official pharmacy in West Kelowna for the Ideal Protein weight loss program. As a pharmacy and health professionals, we’re extremely conscientious when it comes to endorsing or representing products. Having done our own research and investigated many weight loss programs and products, we have determined that the Ideal Protein system is not only safe, but achieves results for our customers.

We also like the fact that Ideal Protein is a Canadian owned and operated company. For our customers, Ideal protein, in addition to assisting with weight loss Ideal Protein:

  • Reduces calories
  • Restricts carbohydrates
  • Provides ideal protein consumption
  • Provides partial meal replacement and nutritional ketogenesis.

To find out more about Ideal Protein, click here. Call us with any questions you may have. We would be happy to sit down with you and go over the Ideal protein system with you in person. You can also download this informative information sheet that provides more details about the Ideal Protein program.

  • Injections & Immunizations

Whether you’re traveling and want to protect yourself from contracting an infectious disease in a foreign land or simply want to ward off a dose of the flu, Medicine Shoppe in West Kelowna is your trusted community immunization centre.

We offer a range of adult immunizations in addition to annual flu shots, including immunizations for a host of infectious diseases ranging from Hepatitis A, B and A&B, HPV, Tetanus & Diptheria, Typhoid, Shingles, Meningococcal, Rabies and Rubella.

For those traveling, we also provide travel vaccinations. See us and we can chat with you about your travel destination and determine what your vaccination needs will be.

  • Compounding (Custom Medications)

It’s surprising how few customers are aware of this option that we offer. Basically Compounding is the science of customizing medication. Whether you simply can’t swallow pills and need a medication re-formatted into liquid form, or you need a medication adjusted for taste, allergies, etc, we can do it. Check out more about our Compounding Service here.

  • Medication Review

A medication review provides is a consultation with our pharmacist, in-person to gather all pertinent information about your medications. The purpose of a medication review (MR) is to promote safe and effective medication use, and improve health outcomes for our customers.

The process is a structured one, and here’s how it works:

Medication Review – Standard (MR-S)
We meet with you to review your medications and prepare a Best Possible Medication History (BPMH). The purpose is to improve your understanding of your medications, including what medications  you’re currently taking, why they are being taken, and how best to take them. The BPMH can also be shared with other health care professionals, such as the your family physician or specialist.

Medication Review – Pharmacist Consultation (MR-PC)
When we identify a medication management issue (MMI) during an MR-S, in collaboration with you, and, if applicable, the prescriber(s), we work to resolve the issue. This includes developing and implementing a care plan to resolve the issue and evaluate results.

Medication Review – Follow-Up (MR-F)
We’ll meet with you if you’ve already received a complete MR-S or MR-PC and follow-up to:

  • review a subsequent medication change,
  • address difficulties with understanding and/or implementing the care plan developed during an MR-PC, or
  • evaluate the care plan developed to resolve a medication management issue.
  • Medical Compression

Compression therapy is used for a variety of conditions and situations. Anti-Embolism stocking for patients bedridden and Medical Compression Stockings for mobile patients to improve blood flow, serve similar purposes. We’re pleased to offer the leading brands in Medical Compression therapy.

For some additional information on medical compression, visit the Valco website. Valco is one of our main Medical Compression product suppliers.

  • Ostomy Supplies

We specialize in ostomy care products and draw from expert resources in the field to provide excellence in ostomy advice, products and services. If you are an ostomate or have questions about ostomy products, talk to one of our pharmacists today.

  • First Aid Supplies

Whether it’s for sports, the workplace or just to have out on the boat or for those minor emergencies at home, a well stocked first aid kit is the ounce of preparation you need to be prepared in the event of a medical emergency.

Come see us for your first aid supplies. We can help you build the right first aid kit to suit your needs!

  • Accu-Pak

Managing a daily or weekly regimen of medications can be tricky. It’s easy to forget which medication to take when or whether or not you even took your latest dose. Our Accu-Pak system eliminates that worry! Find out more about Accu-Pak by clicking here.