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    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.
     We specialize in compounding. If you have difficulty swallowing regular sized pills, are looking for a liquid/cream alternative, find standard doses are too strong/weak for your condition, or have concerns about allergic reactions to fillers, the answer might be compounding. Working with your doctor, we customize medications to meet your unique needs. Ask us today what compounding can do for you.


Jon MacDonald BSc.Pharm

Julie Freestone
B.Pharm. (Hons.)

Co-Q10 May Relieve Muscle Pain Caused by Statin Drugs

       Myalgia (muscle pain) is the most frequently reported adverse side effect associated with statin (atorvastatin, simvastatin) therapy to lower cholesterol, and often necessitates a reduction in dose, or the cessation of therapy. Muscle pain may be related in part to statin inhibition of the body’s production of coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone, Co-Q10), an essential factor for cellular energy production. The American Journal of Cardiology reported a double-blind study of 18 patients with statin-related muscle pain who were treated with 100 mg/day of Co-Q10. After 30 days, the patients taking Co-Q10 reported a 40% decrease in pain severity and a 38% decrease in the interference of pain in their daily activities. In conclusion, results suggest that coenzyme Q10 supplementation may decrease muscle pain associated with statin treatment. As with all supplements, the choice of preparation is key to the success of therapy, so ask our professional staff to recommend a quality product.

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