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Eric Brandt

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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.

Mary E Scott, RPh, CGP

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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.

Nanaz Khosrowshahi

U.S.
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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.

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2016-05-18 Migraines, Insomnia:

Hi Neo,  Doctors usually prescribe enough medication to last from one appointment to the next. How is it that you run out of medication before the appointment?  There is no legal way of obtaining prescribed

2016-05-16 change of meds and polypharmacy:

HiPhilip,  Depakote and lamotrigine are both anitseizure meds but normally used as mood stabilizers. If 1 is not effective, the other med can be tried.  Lokewis, sertralone and venlafaxine are both antidepressanrs

2016-05-16 elderly mum exhaustion:

Hi, I would not recommend any kind of sleeping medication.  As far as the exhaustion is concerned, Is she getting any kind of exercise or does she just sit in a chair all day?   If there is no physical

2016-05-13 Insomnia:

Hi Jack,  Most drugs are liminated by the liver and kidneys. The key is to adjust the dose to compensate for decreased function. I believe you may benefit from low dose citaopram. Trazodone at bedtime

2016-04-30 clarithromycin:

Hi Jango,  I have not information that positively links clarithromycin to false positive for methamphetamine. I recommend you contact a medical laboratory technologist who would be able to give you a more

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