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About The Modern Chemist

The Modern Chemist
The Modern Chemist, the first pharmacy on Park Slope’s Fourth Avenue, isn’t just any pharmacy: we are a compounding pharmacy, which means that medications are tailored to the patient’s needs and our pharmacists work closely with doctors to get the best results.

Compounding can mean flavoring prescriptions and over-the-counter medications; making and flavoring medicines for pets; and customizing dosage and formulations.

In addition to compounding, The Modern Chemist features a wide range of traditional and progressive health and beauty products, including personal care, sports nutrition, vitamins and supplements, homeopathy and aromatherapy and unique beauty lines.

Since 2010, The Modern Chemist has been a trusted health practitioner at the original 7th Avenue location. Expanding to Park Slope’s newest residential boulevard is an exciting next step to better serve the needs of the community.  At The Modern Chemist, you can expect to have a conversation with the pharmacist.  We will find the best solution for your health and pharmacy needs.  We look forward to being part of your health care team.

What is Compounding?

Compounding was once a standard means of providing prescription medications before drugs began to be produced in mass quantities by pharmaceutical manufacturers. The process combines an ageless art with the latest medical knowledge, allowing specially-trained pharmacists to prepare medications free of ingredients that often provide problems for patients, such as dyes, sugar, lactose, or alcohol, or to include flavoring in over-the-counter medications to make them easier for customers (young & old) to ingest. Patients who cannot take pills may have the formulation of their medication customized to a liquid or other dose form. In some situations, medications that have been discontinued by large pharmaceutical companies may be recreated at The Modern Chemist.

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  191 4th Avenue (& Sackett St.) Brooklyn, NY 11217 T: 347-599-0174, F: 347-599-0783 Email: (R) Train - Union Street   189 7th Avenue (corner of 2nd Street) Brooklyn, NY 11215 T:718-369-6100, F: 718-369-6101 (F) Train - 7th Avenue  
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