At Medi-Drugs, we carry a wide range of pharmaceutical products to serve the needs of customers in our community, including the ZOSTAVAX® Shingles Vaccine and home nebulizer machines in Edmonton. We also offer food sensitivity testing kits to help you have a fuller understanding of your health.
PARI Vios® Home Nebulizer Machines
A nebulizer changes medication from a liquid into a mist, allowing it to be more easily inhaled into the user's lungs. These machines can be particularly effective in the delivery of asthma medications to infants and small children, or anybody else who has difficulty using an asthma inhaler. We carry PARI Vios® machines to help you maintain your health with ease.
For more information on any of the products we carry or to speak to a member of our pharmacy team, give us a call at one of our locations today. Stop by today!
Personal Drug Testing
Did you know that in Alberta alone, lost work hours costs business and industry nearly three billion dollars a year? In some places, nearly 40-percent of all industrial injuries and fatalities are linked to substance abuse and each year, hundreds of Canadians die from accidental prescription drug overdoses.
The team at Medi-Drugs Pharmacy in Edmonton now includes certified staff for rapid urine and oral fluid testing. We offer personal testing and employer non-DOT workplace testing for Edmonton and the surrounding areas including:
Return-to-duty or follow-up
Occupational Drug Testing
There are no mandatory legal requirements for drug testing in Canada. However, employers know that implementing a drug program will decrease injuries, illness and absenteeism.
Only trained technicians perform our collections and testing. They know how to secure the site, maintain confidentiality and prevent sample tampering.
We offer point of collection (POCT) 12 panel urine that will give you immediate results and cover the following drugs:
Phencyclidine (PCP, angel dust)
Pharmacogenomics is the study of how YOUR genes impact YOUR response to medications. Many individuals have gene variations that cause certain medications to have levels that are too high (increased risk of side effects) or too low (no treatment effect) in the body. Through pharmacogenomic testing, your healthcare team can help you decide which medications and what doses are best for you!
Pharmacogenomics testing is especially beneficial for:
Individuals with a history of medication intolerance and side effects label
Individuals taking multiple medications
Individuals who frequently have little or no benefit from the medications they are prescribed
Individuals with any of the following conditions:
Mental health (anxiety, depression)
Cardiovascular disease (hypertension, heart failure)
Medi-Drugs is pleased to offer the RightMed PGx test by Oneome. Oneome is a spin-off from the Mayo Clinic and was ranked among the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world in 2018. Pharmacogenomic testing requires only a cheek swab (no needles, no blood).
Ask your Medi-Drugs pharmacist about pharmacogenomics testing today!
Food Sensitivity Testing
Do you suspect that you or a member of your family may be allergic to a food, herb or spice? We can help you find out with easy options for food allergy testing in Edmonton. With one of our food allergy test kits, you can test for a reaction to over 100 herbs, foods and spices, including for any intolerance to gluten. As with all of our kits, you'll send in your collected sample to our lab partners and once your results have been received a member of our team will get in touch with you to discuss your options.
Hormone Testing Kits
Hormone testing is a convenient, useful way to determine if your hormone levels are optimal for your health. By testing your saliva, urine or hair, we can determine whether you are experiencing any hormonal difficulties or irregularities. At Medi-Drugs Pharmacy in Edmonton, we carry hormone testing kits that you can take home with you, collect the necessary sample and mail the completed kit to our lab partners. A member of our team will contact you when your results are in and we'll discuss any necessary treatment options at that time with you.
For more information on our take-home test kits, call or visit our pharmacy today.
Orawell Oral Fluid THC Test
With the legalization of recreational marijuana, we now provide rapid one step THC tests. These tests are intended to check if an individual has RECENTLY used THC. It provides accurate testing to the 20ng/ml limit and checks the individual’s saliva which will show use up to 14 hours. This test can be used to detect recent THC use and can be used as an additional confirmation if a positive 12 panel urine test was performed to see if the individual was recently using.