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Welcome to Rx Pharmacy

Rx Pharmacy is your local, independently owned pharmacy. Our core principles are quite simple:  To give amazing customer service and the highest levels of patient care. We’re confident that once you’ve been to see us, you won’t want to go anywhere else again. We promise to always give you the care and attention you deserve, to meet the healthcare needs of you and your family.
RX Pharmacy Serving Local Community

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Health Advice

Our team are always on hand to give health & lifestyle advice for you and your family.

Happy to Help

We can assist and coordinate across multi health related organisations from Health Boards, Health Centres and complimentary therapists. Whatever your query we are happy to help.

About Us

You’ll always find our friendly, helpful staff on hand to look after all your healthcare needs.  We pride ourselves on having regular staff who take the time to get to know you and your family so that we can deliver the highest levels of service and patient care.

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Our Services

THE ORIGINS OF RX

Did you know where the origins of RX comes from.

The Origins

Rx is an abbreviation for the Latin word “recipere” or “recipe”, which means ‘Take, thou.’ In the days before manufactured drugs, apothecaries (who were also doctors) would write out a formula for medications. They would mix up and compound ingredients to make drugs or remedies.

Pharmacist

According to the Pharmaceutical Handbook (19th Edition, 1980), the Latin abbreviation Rx is completed with statements such as “fiat mistura,” which means “let a mixture be made” and/or “secundem artem” which means “ with pharmaceutical art/mastery”.

Abbreviations

Other abbreviations with “x”s are used by the medical professionals too; Sx= signs & symptoms, Tx= treatment or transplant, Hx = history, and Dx = diagnosis.

Theories

Many other theories exist as to the origins of the Rx. One of my favourites, from the book Devils, Drugs and Doctors, written 1931, plays on the fact that the Rx isn’t a normal ‘R’ and an ‘x’ but more a symbol in which the italic R leg hangs down below the line with an X line through it...

Rx

“Is an invocation to Jupiter, a prayer for his aid to make treatment effective...sometimes in old medical manuscripts all the R’s occurring in the text were crossed”

Roman God

In other words, the Rx symbol was a corruption of the ancient symbol for the Roman god Jupiter. Astrology fans will recall that this symbol has a very similar crossed leg at the bottom right. Whatever the history, just for a laugh, ask your local pharmacist if he/she knows about the origins of Rx.

Our Local Branches

We are proud to be a family run business serving your local community

Cumbernauld Branch

34 Main Street
Glasgow, G67 2RX
Tel: 01236 721 939

Red Road

51 Red Court
Glasgow, G21 4PL
Tel: 0141 557 0179

Carstairs

73a Lanark Rd, Carstairs
Glasgow, ML11 8QL 
Tel: 01555 870 948

CONTACT US

If you have any questions on any of our services don’t hesitate to get in touch