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Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX

Pharmacology
Middleport, NY
40 years experience

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Community Pharmacist Owner of six community pharmacies Active in Professional Associations Board Member of Rochester Drug Cooperative Past President of the National Community Pharmacists Association Past President of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York

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Pharmacology

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258 Answers
9 Agrees
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
Pharmacology 40 years experience
If first month no: If you are on Aviane for the first month and were not previously on oral contraceptives the previous cycle, then you have diminished protection against pregnancy. The first month on oral contraceptives, you shouldn't rely on them exclusively for pregnancy protection. Other forms of contraception should be used during the first month of oc use.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
Pharmacology 40 years experience
Ace-inhibitor : Captopril is a short acting ace-inhibitor . Ace- stands for angiotensin converting enzyme, which simply means that it works in your kidneys (chemical controls) to help reduce your blood pressure and protect kidney function. There are longer acting ace-inhibitors available generically that could be taken once daily.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
Pharmacology 40 years experience
B vitamins stink!: B bitamins in particular, will make your urine smell. If you are taking both B12 and a multiple vitamin you are probably getting a pretty good dose and therefore are exuding the excess from your system. The bugs will stay away from you, but other than that, probably not of significant concern.

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Mar 7, 2013
I think! he is a very good doctor an answer very clear on questiong on pations.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. GIROUX is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. GIROUX is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I also noticed only at night after going to bed 3 hours after eating that I'm waken by mild tummy cramps
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I am so scared I do not want to get pregnant and I thought it was ok since I started the pill while on my period.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I run a Fibromyalgia support group in which I get askedthis a lot.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 1981MD

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bowl of hygeia, Lifetime achievement award-drug Topics/Parata
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