Apothicare

More Than Just A Pharmacy

Apothicare is more than just your average pharmacy. We are the best compounding pharmacy in Southwest Florida, offering customized medications and alternative treatment options that fit your needs.
In addition to doctor-prescribed and over-the-counter medications, we create thousands of formulas so your prescriptions work their best for your body.

In-house Services

Compounded Medications

Compounding allows patients to make adjustments to prescriptions to work better for them.

Discount Drug Program

At Apothicare we offer the opportunity to get prescription medications at the affordable pricing.

Medication Disposal

Apothicare offers prescription take back via a drug collection unit which is safe, secure, and free to the public.

Discount Drug Program

At Apothicare we know how important it is to our patients and community that they receive the best care possible. We also know that medication costs are an ongoing issue and many people don’t have adequate coverage or any at all.

At Apothicare we like to offer the opportunity to get prescription medications at the most Affordable Pricing.

We offer discounts on popular and common generic medications that physicians prescribe. We work with our patients to ensure they get the medications that they need. Our program does not focus on offering the Cheapest Price, but offers Affordable Prices on real medications that people take and need.

Apothicare’s discount program isn’t just for patients with multiple or maintenance medications, it also applies to those who are in need of medications for an infection or acute condition. The savings with our program can be substantial and can definitely compete with if not beat the big chain stores, with possible savings of $100’s of dollars.

Savings will vary depending on the quantity, type and brand of the drug purchased. We have over 250 medications included in our program which include dozens of popular medications.

The program provides discounts on U.S. FDA approved medications and according to the FDA website “ health care professionals and consumers can be assured that FDA approved generic drugs have met the same strict standards as their brand name counterparts & contain the same active ingredients as the brand name drug”.

Whether you are on one or multiple medications, in need of antibiotics or maintenance medications, 30 or 90 day supplies, call Apothicare @ (239) 690-7700 and let us possibly help you with the cost of your medications. 

Prescription Take-Back

If you have expired prescription drugs still sitting in your medicine cabinet, it’s important to dispose of it properly. Various medications have different rules for disposal, some of which are noted upon receipt of the drugs. However, if you aren’t sure, it’s important to play it safe. That’s why Apothicare offers a take-back program.

Free to the public, you can drop off your unused prescription drugs or over the counter medication in our MedSafe disposal unit where it will be disposed of safely and properly. 

Prior to Medication Disposal

Before you drop your medication into the unit, be sure to remove any personally identifiable information from the container. You can do this by tearing off the label or blacking it out with a permanent marker. This protects your personal information.

Please make sure all liquids are placed in a sealed plastic bag before disposal.

Once you’ve done this, simply drop it into our MedSafe medication disposal box and we’ll take care of the rest!

medsafe box

Acceptable for Disposal:

  • Pills
  • Tablets
  • Ointments
  • Creams
  • Lotions
  • Powders
  • Inhalers
  • Nebulizer Solutions
  • Liquid Medicines
  • Solutions
  • Suspensions (No More Than 40z)

Liquids must be in their original containers, wrapped in paper towel, and sealed in a zip-lock bag before being placed in the MedSafe

Only unused or expired prescribed (Rx) or over-the-counter (OTC) dispensed medicines, including controlled substances Schedules 2-5. No schedule 1/Illegal drugs will be accepted.

Products should be left in packaging the medication was dispensed in, or loose pills can be placed in a zip-lock bag.

Questions? Ask one of our pharmacists at Apothicare.

Why Proper Prescription Disposal Matters

Getting rid of your unused medication improperly can do harm to friends, family, the community, and the environment. For example, flushing medications down the toilet, pose a health hazard as they seep into groundwater, negatively impacting the environment and your drinking water. Throwing hazardous medication into the trash can be equally dangerous. The risk of consumption by either children in the home or animals can lead to inadvertent poisoning.

It also reduces the risk of local drug abuse. According to the 2012 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), over six million Americans abuse prescription drugs. Of that number, 7.4% are youth between the ages of 12 and 17.

Pain relievers are one of the most commonly abused drugs among young people, of which 70% are obtained through friends and family.

Never give leftover medication to friends or family, as drugs are prescribed based on an individual’s unique health history. Prescriptions that may have worked for you can cause severe health risks, injury, and even death in another. 

Safe, Reliable Drug Disposal. No Questions Asked!

Apothicare’s MedSafe drug collection unit is available during business hours. It’s safe, secure, and free to the public. Individuals can drop off prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, and unused pharmaceuticals with no questions asked. Our MedSafe disposal unit is located inside of Apothicare’s Fort Myers based pharmacy.

On behalf of Apothicare, we thank you for choosing to participate in our take-back program. Your efforts to dispose of medication properly benefits everyone, from the environment to the community around us.

Help us Join the Fight against Prescription Drug Abuse

The streets are not the only place kids find drugs. More than 1700 teens begin using prescription medications each day. *

(2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health) 

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Multi-State Licensed Pharmacists

Apothicare is based in Fort Myers, Florida, and is licensed in the state of Florida along with dozens of other states. Our goal is to be a certified pharmacy licensed in all 50 states, and we are steadily reaching that goal. Check our list to see if we’re licensed in your state yet!

Joe Catalano - Pharmacist in Charge

Pharmacy Services

We offer discounts on popular and common generic medications that physicians prescribe. We work with our patients to ensure they get the medications that they need. Our program does not focus on offering the Cheapest Price, but offers Affordable Prices on real medications that people take and need.

If you have expired prescription drugs still sitting in your medicine cabinet, it’s important to dispose of it properly. Various medications have different rules for disposal, some of which are noted upon receipt of the drugs. However, if you aren’t sure, it’s important to play it safe. That’s why Apothicare offers a take-back program. 

Hormone Restoration

Many changes are associated with the age related decline in the hormone testosterone. This is referred to as andropause, or “male menopause.” Andropause is a very common and treatable condition but it often goes under diagnosed and under treated.

Every woman is unique, therefore it is a sensible approach for the patient to work together with her health care professionals to individualize Hormone Replacement Therapy.

With a valid prescription from a licensed prescriber, each formulation can be customized to meet each patient’s unique needs. BHRT requires a relationship with a trained physician who can order appropriate tests and monitor your treatment.

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