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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.

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.

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2017-01-13 Glucophage xr:

Hi,      No, Glucophage XR is not always stronger than regular Glucophage.  Regular Glucophage can be dosed twice daily to be equivalent or close in equivalence to the XR version to help reduce blood sugar

2017-01-01 Zantac:

Hi Dee,  Pepcid AC twice daily would resolve most simple reflux/acid indigestion problems. Do not increase the dose. Ranitidine is not any better and by adding it to Pepcid AC you are duplicating therapy

2016-12-28 Lisinopril:

Hi,    If you want to stop taking lisinopril or wean yourself off of lisinopril, please check with your MD first. Your dose at 5mg is low, so he may stop it abruptly or reduce the dose over a number of

2016-12-27 over the counter pain meds:

Hi,    I am sorry but there are no pain medications that are available over the counter without being in the same class as tylenol and advil or aspirin.  Perhaps your doctor can prescribe an antidepressant

2016-12-20 getting off methotrexate:

Hi Dan,  All medications have side effects. Some are more serious than others. Methotrexate on the scale of hazardous drugs is more hazardous than others. You need to return to the original prescriber

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