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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.

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.

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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2016-08-22 Lovenox:

Hi Jim,  Your friend is wise to avoid ibuprofen while on Lovenox. The combination increases the risk for bleeding. She is incorrect as far as the biopsy or any other procedure that she may need in the

2016-08-20 enadryl:

Hi Howard,  Benadryl's side effects could interfere with passing urine if it is used on a regular basis. Benadryl is meant to be used for quick relief of an allergic reaction. This means it is not meant

2016-08-08 Expired penicillin:

Hi,    I am sorry about your bad news.  Please do not take the penicillin since it is expired.  You need to check with your physician first if it is ok to take expired medication and if that antibiotic

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

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