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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.

Experience in the area

I have been a licensed pharmacist since 2007, holding licenses in CT and MA. I have a PHARM.D from an accelerated pharmacy school program. Currently, I work at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford, CT as a pharmacist. I am a well-rounded pharmacist, with experience in long-term care, IV home infusion, retail, hospital, and hospice. I serve as the pharmacy unit coordinator for Mass Dispensing Area #31 in CT, where I am called upon as a volunteer pharmacist in case of public emergencies, such as anthrax threats. I helped run the swine flu vaccine clinic in 2009. I am on the Editorial Advisory Board for Pharmacy Today, a publication of the American Pharmacists Association. My position on the board runs for three years. Every month I make suggestions and offer ideas that would help improve the magazine. I have undergone extra training to administer vaccines to patients, which is training that only a certain percentage of registered pharmacists in the country have.

Organizations

American Pharmacists Association 2007

Education/Credentials

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, MA- PHARM.D 2007 University of California, Irvine- BA psychology 2001 cum laude

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Lee10/25/1610 
Eric09/10/16101010Interesting answer. Very useful. Thanks.
Randy08/31/16101010Thank you so much Nanaz
anubhav08/04/16thanks for the answer.
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Recent Answers from Nanaz Khosrowshahi

2016-08-31 decongestant:

Hi,  I am uncertain if taking decongestants for 2 solid years as a child would cause hypertension as an adult.  Most likely it would not.  Once the offending agent is removed the blood pressure should

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

2016-06-23 Omneprazoile:

Yes, some people are on omeprazole as well as the drugs in this drug class known as proton pump inhibitors for life.  The side effects from long term use include bleeding, GI perforation, nausea, tolerance

2016-03-31 re antibiotics, staph infection:

Hi,    I am uncertain if the flucloxacillin would take care of the urinary tract infection as well as the staph.  I would call your doctor and have him/her resend the original script for the antibiotic

2016-03-22 Famotidine:

Hi, famotidine 60mg is not a dangerous dose for an adult.  However, please inform your physician of this as soon as possible.  Please monitor yourself for signs of anaphylaxis, such as tongue swelling

 

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