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Faster and Easier refills - using RefillRX App

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North Shore Pharmacy is putting some new and exciting programs together to better serve you and will make it easier and faster for you to get your refill request to our staff.

You can now use the RefillRX Mobile App or use RefillRX website.  Just follow the directions that are posted below on how to download or just scan the QR-code to be directed to the RefillRX Website or the appropriate app store. Read more... about Faster and Easier refills - using RefillRX App


Intranasal Spray or Pump Instruction

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How to Use Intranasal Sprays or Pumps

  1. Blow your nose gently to clear the nostrils.
  2. Wash your hands with soap and warm water.
  3. Hold your head in an upright position.
  4. Close one nostril with one finger.
  5. With the mouth closed, insert the tip of the spray or pump into the open nostril. Sniff in through the nostril while quickly and firmly squeezing the spray container or activating the pump.
  6. Hold your breath for a few seconds and then breathe out through your mouth.
  7. Repeat this procedure for the other nostril only if directed to do so.
  8. Rinse the spray or pump tip with hot water and replace the cap tightly on the container.
  9. Wash your hands.

Subcutaneous injection instruction

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Subcutaneous Injection Instructions

What to Have Ready:

  • Vial (small bottle) of medication
  • Sterile disposable syringe and needle
  • Sample syringe marked with the prescribed dose
  • Alcohol swab, cotton ball or tissue
  • Self-injection record
  • Hard plastic resealable container (Sharp’s) to dispose of used needle and syringe

Preparing for your Injection:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Gather all the items you need and take them to a table. • Sit down in a chair next to the table.
  • Check the medication name and expiry date on the vial. • Check the amount of medication to be taken.

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North Shore Pharmacy Drug Take Back Program

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Northshore Pharmacy will be initiating a trial program for collecting expired and unwanted prescription and non-prescription medications. Please bring any medications you would like to dispose of to our Kilauea store, during our hours of operation. Let’s work together to keep Kaua’i safe and clean.

Reasons to Safely Dispose of Your Medication: Read more... about North Shore Pharmacy Drug Take Back Program

PCAB Accreditation!

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Northshore Pharmacy is the first PCAB accredited compounding pharmacy on Kauai! As of November 2015 North Shore Pharmacy is now PCAB (Pharmacy Compounding Accredidation Board) certified for both sterile and non-sterile compounding! PCAB accredidation further demonstrates our commitment to being held to the highest of national standards and following the industry best practices. We are commited to delivering the highest quality compounded prescriptions to our patients.  Read more... about PCAB Accreditation!

Walking: The most underrated exercise!

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There are many types of exercise that we can partake in today, from high intensity interval training to olympic weightlifting. Each type of training brings a plethora of different benefits. An exercise that we hardly hear about today is walking. Walking may be the most underrated exercise in the world! Walking is known as a low intensity, steady state exercise, otherwise known as LISS. LISS exercises utilize free fatty acids in the body, rather than glycogen. Glycogen is found in the muscles and is used as fuel for moderate-vigorous activities. Humans obtain their glycogen stores from carbohydrates. Free fatty acids, on the other hand, are stored fat. This is the fuel that LISS exercise use. Read more... about Walking: The most underrated exercise!

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Promote Healthy Blood Vessels

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Omega-3 fatty acids are gaining wide spread attention for there numerous health benefits, including uses in cancer, cardiovascular diease, anti-inflammatory activity, ADHD, ASD, cognitive aging, and many others. There are three types of omega-3 fatty acids involved in human physiology: a-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). 

ALA, EPA, and DHA are essential for normal metabolism in mammals. Humans cannot synthesize these molecules on there own, however we can convert the shorter ALA into EPA and DHA, but we lose this ability with aging. Thus you must obtain them from your diet.  Read more... about Omega-3 Fatty Acids Promote Healthy Blood Vessels

Youth and Longevity

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Aging can be a scary thing. Today, we have access to supplements, hormone replacment and many other new medical phenomena that can aid in the aging process, making it a beautiful part of life. 

 I had the pleasure of attending a couple functional medicine seminars this last year. One of the amazing things I learned about was the aging body and the decline of our natural hormones. Hormone production via the ovaries begins to diminish in women, leading to a vast array of issues from memory loss to increasing cholesterol levels, even weight gain. For men, the testes also begin to release less and less testosterone during the aging process leading to the obvious decreased muscle mass, but also, the not so obvious mood swings, anger fits, and erectile dysfunction.  Read more... about Youth and Longevity

Nitrous Oxide

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The use of nitric oxide in a variety of clinical conditions is a hot new topic. Hypertension, atherosclerosis, chronic inflammation and erectile dysfunction are all consequences of nitric oxide deficiency. 

There is so much confusion out there when it comes to what to eat. Should you do low fat, high fat, low carbs, no carbs? The truth is, nutrition is not a one size fits all science, what is good for you, may not be optimal for someone else. What we do know is healthy circulation is key to good health.   Read more... about Nitrous Oxide

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Insurance Information

North Shore Pharmacy has contracts with numerous insurance plans that cover compounded medications.  Patients who do have a plan that we are contracted with will only be responsible for their copays. Drop off your prescription with us and we will research your insurance coverage for you.  Please do not hesitate to call us at (808)-828-1844 and we will assist you with insurance coverage and/or pricing for your specific compounded medications.