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Gisella Campanelli

I am able to answer questions relating to pharmaceuticals, therapeutic regimes and primary health care. This includes offering advice on drug indications, dosages, and disease state management. I can also identify side effects, drug interactions and contra-indications, and offer recommendations on ways to mitigate these. I can diagnose minor illnesses and suggest appropriate over-the-counter remedies and/or preventive healthcare tips. I can recognize cardinal symptoms which would otherwise require referral to a medical practitioner.

Nanaz Khosrowshahi

Being a pharmacist, I can answer questions on medications. This includes how drugs work in the body, drug interactions, drug side effects, warnings and precautions to take when using certain medications, dosage forms and strengths, management of overdosing, storage of medications, drug administration, contraindications, and drug indications. I am able to guide them on lab work that needs to be drawn and monitored while on certain medications. I am able to help patients save money when purchasing medications by directing them to cost-effective therapies. I am able to answer questions on federal laws governing pharmacy practice in the United States. I am unable to answer questions legally as if I am diagnosing the patient's disease or illness. For example, if a patient stated he had upper flank pain, I am unable to say he definitely has a urinary tract infection. However, I am able to direct the patient to the correct next step, which is to call his physician with such a side effect.

Mary E Scott, RPh, CGP

I am a certified geriatric pharmacist with over 23 years experience as a long-term care consultant to nursing homes. I also do community-based consulting on an individual basis. My facility-based monthly newsletter on pharmacy topics is read by nurses in over 200 long-term care facilities in 5 states.

Eric Brandt

I am a practicing pharmacist.On my drug information website, I have answered hundreds of questions to date. The articles posted on my site include Parkinson`s disease. depression, menopause, diabetes, sleep and aging, congestive heart failure, calcium channel blockers, thyroid hormone replacement therapy, ADHD, multiple sclerosis an more.

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2016-07-27 Unhappy person:

Hi Sam,  Lithium 450 mg is not a minimum dose. The combination of clomipramine and lithium needs to be very carefully monitored due to potential interaction. Preferably, alternate therapy should be sought

2016-07-26 antibiotic:

Hi Jan,  Adverse reactions with nitrofurantoin are rare. The incidence increases if you have poor kidney function, very old or are treated with the medication for six months or  longer or have vitamin

2016-07-22 Migraine meds:

Hi Doug,  Topamax is a medication used to treat epilepsy as well as for preventing some types of headaches. It may be beneficial in your mom's case.  Ideally she should be assessed by a neurologist to

2016-07-20 constipation:

Hi Howard,  I have no experience with the use of oil oil for constipation. My initial reaction about regular use of oils for laxatives is that it will deplete you of gar soluble nutrients. Occasional use

2016-07-17 metheltrexate:

Hi Dan,  Diabetes is a potential side effect of methotrexate. Also gastroparesis can be caused by diabetes. Ask your doctor what he thinks the underlying cause if your gastroparesis is to have prescribed

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