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Dr. Anthony Taddei is our lead clinical pharmacist. His useful tips and updates are summarized and collated here.

Pharmacy Hours:

  • Shopper's Drug Mart, Sunwood Plaze, Coquitlam
    • 24 hour compounding (RCH/ERH area)
    • Diluted NTG ointment
    • Nifedipine/lidocaine ointment
  • Two pharmacies across from RCH can prepare
    • Diluted NTG ointment (need to order nifedipine powder in)
    • Close at 1800 M-F with limited weekend hours
  • Shopper's Drug Marts, Northgate, Burquitlam, Como Lake (similar to Walmart)
    • Close at 2200
  • Shopper's Drug Mart, 6th Avenue, New Westminster and St. John's Street, Port Moody
    • Close at 0000 (midnight)
  • Shopper's Drug Mart, Vancouver, Surrey, and Langley
    • Open 24 hours
  • Thrifty Foods Pharmacy, Columbia Street, by RCH
    • Close at 2000 M-F
    • Close at 1800 weekends and holidays


NOTE: Nifedipine 0.3% in Lidocaine 1.5% ointment and Petrolatum - needs to be compounded. Nifedipine 300mg (0.3g) = 30 x 10mg capsules emptied out Lidocaine 5% ointment 30 grams Petrolatum Vaseline qs ad 100 grams (add 70 grams)