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Compounding is the ageless art and science of customizing medications to meet each patient’s specific needs. Compounding is fundamental to the profession of pharmacy and was a standard means of providing prescription medications before drugs began to be mass produced. Basically, as a compounding pharmacy, we take the medicine and make it “fit” each patient. The Pill Box Pharmacy is fully computerized using software specifically designed for compounding, and we only use raw materials that have been tested for purity. Our preparations are randomly selected for testing by an independent laboratory to insure our compounds meet Federal standards established by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Our compounding team continually undergoes training to make sure we are aware of the latest breakthroughs.

The Pill Box Pharmacy of Decatur, Alabama is your local hometown pharmacy serving Morgan County and surrounding areas since 1973. Our Goal is to meet the needs of the patients and the prescriber with personal service that is unmatched. The Pill Box Pharmacy is a full-service pharmacy with a convenient drive-thru window. We offer compounding services in the fields of BHRT (Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy), Pain Management, Veterinary, and many more.


The Pill Box Pharmacy of Decatur is now a PCAB Accredited Pharmacy- we are very proud of this accomplishment. What does this mean for you? This means that we take every precaution available to give you the safest and most accurate compounded medication possible. We are held to the highest standards in compounding. Here at The Pill Box Pharmacy, we strive to give you the best experience with your prescriptions. Please call us anytime with any questions or concerns. We are always eager to help!

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Welcome to The Pill Box Pharmacy



What is Compounding and How Can it Help You?

W e Carry Our Own In-house Skin Care Line



What is Compounding and How Can it Help You?


SimplySkin Rx is the innovation of three compounding pharmacists who set out to produce a skin care line with the idea that a skin care regimen should be grounded in science and simple to adhere to.

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We strive to meet YOUR needs with unmatched personal service.

We strive to meet YOUR needs with unmatched personal service.

Getting Your Energy Back

Roughly 9 out of 10 of my patients complain about fatigue.  Honestly.  I don’t think anyone has ever sat down with me and said that they just have too much energy.  So, I know this topic is near and dear to the lives of many of our readers and it is certainly near and dear to me.  So I wanted to share some tips to help you get your energy back. How is your sleep?  That is the first thing I always discuss with patients because it is the most obvious cause of fatigue.  If you aren’t sleeping well you will naturally be fatigued.  Make sleep a priority and keep trying different sleep solutions until you find one that works for you!  This isn’t an article about sleep so I won’t elaborate about sleep solutions, but stay tuned, I’ll cover that topic in another post.What is your stress level?  We all go through stressful times in our lives, but those should be the exception and not the rule.  If you move from one crisis in your life to the next, maybe its time for you to do some soul-searching and figure out how to create a more peaceful environment for yourself.  Sometimes that means avoiding toxic people, sometimes that means saying “no” to commitments and sometimes it just means making yourself a priority.What are you eating?  Your food either fuels you or fools you.  If you are choosing healthy foods that nourish your body you will have more energy to sustain you.  If you are feeling fatigued, you might be tempted to grab a sugary snack or energy drink-- but those things just fool you into thinking they will give you energy!!!  Sure, you might get a short-term boost but after the effect wears off you will crash and burn!  Planning your meals ahead of time is the best way to stop yourself from making a bad decision when you are tired. I’m attaching a free meal-planning printable for you to use to help with this step.How are you supplementing?  I’m a big believer in supplements that give me an edge.  I tend to try to live my life like I’m a super-hero and I like it that way, but I know up front that even with the best habits I need a little extra boost if I’m going to live an extraordinary life.  There are 2 supplements that I recommend for energy.  The first is a quality B12, specifically, Methylcobalamin because it can be readily used by your body to help with metabolic processes.  The other energy supplement that I like is “Energy Xtra” by Pure Encapsulations.  This supplement contains “adaptogens” that are herbal extracts to help your body cope with the effects of stress.  It supports your immune system and promotes mental clarity.  Basically, it gives you energy without making you feel wired.  This supplement can be used occasionally as needed, or can be used daily if you are in a chronic fatigue situation.   Download your copy of the Meal Planning PDF      

The Skinny on Elimination Diets

Like most women, I am really interested in weight-loss tactics.  You name it, I’ve tried it, the crazier the better.  I’ve always been a member of the 10-15 pounder club...as in, that’s how much weight I’ve wanted/needed to lose, for as long as I can remember.  I realize that for some, that doesn’t seem like a big deal...but it consumed me for years as I tried to reach perfection and I dieted and ran and lifted weights and on and on.  Then, I discovered something that just worked for me and I’ve never looked back!I went to a functional medicine conference several years ago and learned about Elimination Diets and I specifically chose to do The Virgin Diet by J.J. Virgin.  The premise behind this type of diet is that there are specific foods that are causing you to gain weight-- and those foods are different from person to person, but there are some common culprits.  The best way to determine what those foods are, is to remove them completely for 21 days and then add them back 1 at a time to determine the effect.  There is a lot of science supporting this technique and I highly recommend reading the book.  Here is a list of what you eliminate:1.    Corn2.    Soy3.    Eggs4.    Peanuts5.    Dairy6.    Gluten7.    Sugar and Artificial SweetenersI do this program once a year-- and every year I remind myself that gluten and dairy are not my friends.  And here is what happens-- I lose weight, feel great, think clearly and have increased energy!  After I finish phase 1 I typically stay off of gluten and dairy for awhile but over time I let those things slip back into my diet, because I’m human.  And as they slip back in, the pounds start to slowly add back on.  As they add back on, I usually realize that I’m getting close to my time to do the Phase 1 elimination again.I believe in this weight loss method so much that I have taught several classes about it and helped others with their elimination challenges.  It is certainly easier to go through this process with a group rather than by yourself.  As you can see from the small amount I have described, it is not an easy program.  Most things that are worth doing are not that easy.  I filled out a medical form the other day that asked me to check a weight category.  The choices were “At ideal weight”, 5-10 lbs overweight, 10-15 lbs overweight, Greater than 20 lbs overweight.  For the first time, I was able to check “At ideal weight”, and let me tell you, it felt good.  If you are interested in joining an online Elimination Challenge, email me at catherine@thepillboxofdecatur.com and I’ll keep you on the list for our next group.

Immune System Boost

It’s that time again. Slow season at the pharmacy; it happens every year around August. No colds, no flus, no stomach bugs...yes, we all get a nice little break. But it does remind me that “Winter is coming!” and with it, the crowds will surely be beating down our doors. Usually within 30-60 days after school starts back we start to see a major uptick in antibiotic prescriptions. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could avoid that this year?If you do want to avoid the crud this year, you might consider dropping by now, while we are slow, to get a little preventative treatment for you and the children in your life. I would start with the PureDefense Chewables for children ages 2 and up. They contain Vitamin C, Zinc, Elderberry, Quercetin and Epicor-- a patented blend to boost immune system function.Next, you might want to begin diffusing some effective antimicrobial oils around your house. We recommend Nature’s Shield by NOW or Legends by Floracopeia.Finally, make sure you practice good hand hygiene by washing regularly. In between washings you can use an alcohol based sanitizer to keep clean. We carry a spray sanitizer by EO -- it is alcohol based and contains essential oils to give you a double dose of antimicrobial goodness!Next time you are in the neighborhood, drop by and see us! We’ll be happy to help youfind just what you need!



2422-J Danville Rd SW
Decatur, AL 35603
Ph: 256.353.1121