Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey

Pharmacy
Phoenix, AZ
18 years experience female

Locations

Office

Peoria, AZ

Address

15396 North 83rd Ave., Suite E, Peoria, AZ
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Specialties
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Pharmacy

Pharmacology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

214 Answers
190 Agrees
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Yes it is possible.: Swelling( peripheral edema) though not common was reported in about 1% of patients on campral( acamprosate) during clinical trial.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Yes-complete series: Hepatitis b vaccine could reduce the risk of disease by ~95% after completion of 3 doses given(intramuscular injections) at appropriate intervals, for... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Max 400mg/day in adu: Although max dose of vistaril (hydroxyzine) is 400mg/day in adults, every one is different. Some common side effects are drowsiness, fatigue headache ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Take with caution: Some studies have reported increase in pravastatin concentration if taken with Alli (orlistat) thus may result in increased GI side effects (abdomina... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Yes: Phentermine works by reducing appetite. Works best with reduced calorie diet/exercise for weight loss. Take 30 minutes before or 1-2 hours after break... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Use with caution: Magnesium salts can bind with levothyroxine( common thyroid medication), if taken simultaneously may reduce absorption of the thyroid medication/ dec... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Yes (not pregnant): You should be fine, that is not pregnant. You must take your Depo-Provera shot every 3 months to reduce the chance of pregnancy. Talk to your doctor a... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Probably not : If the first shot was given during the first 5 days during your last period then the possibility of you being pregnant is low. Change in bleeding pat... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
See your doctor: If this is the first time ever, you should not self-treat with otc products without first being diagnosed by a physician in order to rule-out other po... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Varies upto 70mg/day: Goal is to use the lowest effective dose for each patient. Doses can be increased by 10 to 20 mg per day weekly to a max 70mg/day. Some side effects ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Yes: Remember to take each as directed by your doctor and keep regular appointments for continuous care. Both drugs can cause headaches, dizziness, fatigue... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Yes it is possible.: If your physician had determined that you have the flu/ a bacterial infection, thus the combination of tamiflu (oseltamivir) anitvi (for flu), amoxici... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
No: Constipation as actually a side effect reported in 1-5 % of patients on oral depakote. The incidence of diarrhea (0.9%) is only seen with the intraven... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Refrigerator/Room tp: Unopened vials /pens can be stored in refrigerator till expiration date on the product. Once removed from the refrigerator, opened/unopened vials can ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
About 3-4 hours: Peak concentration after a dose of Allegra (fexofenadine) is in about 2&1/2 hours. Thus eating your high fat meal about 3 hours post a dose would be h... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
No: You should be fine , the side effect of abdominal distress, nausea/vomiting, flushing or headache is associated with intake of alcoholic beverages whi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
No severe drug-drug: No drug-drug interaction, but when taken together there is increase risk of sedation, falls, dry mouth and constipation. Avoid or limit alcohol intake... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Increased sideeffect: Its not advisable to take both Plan B and a birth control pill together. Either regimen if taken properly lowers the risk of pregnancy. Taking these ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Expensive/Side effec: Plan b is not to be used as routine contraceptive. Please see your doctor to discuss which contraceptive would work best for you. Side effects from hi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Sprintec daily- No: As long as you have been taking/ continue taking your sprintec doses consistently daily /timely, (not missed any doses) you should be fine. The risk o... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Irregular menses: Irregular menses/heavy bleeding/delayed menses(>7days)/lower abdominal pain are common side effects of plan b.If you took the Plan B within 72 hour... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
No: Unfortunately, using Provera (medroxyprogesterone) at this time will not stop your period, often times Provera (medroxyprogesterone) causes withdrawal... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
No: Macrobid is an antibiotic for treating bacterial infections ( remember to finish all antibiotics regimen). Celexa (citalopram) is generally used as a... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Reduce Effectiveness: Certain antibiotics like penicillins(eg ampicillin), tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline) may decrease the effectiveness of yasmin (drospirenone and ethin... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
No reported issues: Take your birth control (yaz) at the same time every day to lower your risk of getting pregnant. Nexium (esomeprazole) is best taken 30 to 60 minutes ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Abdominal issues: Common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, vaginal fungal infections. Headaches/dizziness/black tongue has also been reported.Report to y... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
With Caution: If you must use this product, do so at the end of a breast feeding session. One of the meds in this combo phenylephrine(can get into breast milk), but... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
See a gynecologist: It must be frustrating, tiring and uncomfortable for you.Bleeding continuously for 3 months is not normal and should be addressed.Please see a gynecol... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Low risk: If she took the Plan B one step and did not vomit within 1 hour of the dose, then the risk of pregnancy is low. Plan b is not used as routine contrace... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Yes: Dulcolax is a stimulant laxative and levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed is a birth control. Take dulcolax with plenty of water. To reduc... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Eye infammation: Can be used in treatment corneal injuries from chemical, radiation, or thermal burns, or penetration of foreign bodies. Also used in treatment of ster... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Yes : Yes no drug interact with Lorazepam and spironolactone. Watch / reduce alcohol intake while on Lorazepam as this may increase side effects of drowsine... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Somnolence: Common side effects of secobarbital include drowsiness, confusion, agitation. Other side effects may fainting, nausea, vomiting, constipation. Avoid a... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Yes it is possible.: Though rare, there have been reported cases of insomnia (sleep problems ) , restlessness and agitation with use of diphenhyramine (benadryl).Common s... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
No: Lithium does not interfere with your ability to get pregnant. Because lithium has been associated with increased risk of birth defects particularly wh... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Yes: Panadol(acetaminophen) used for pain/fever and augmentin(antibiotic)for treating infection.If panadol is 500 mg/ tablet limit use to 4-6 tabs daily/re... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
See your doctor: Please see your doctor for evaluation and adjustment of your therapy. Doses may be increased weekly, ( max 72mg/day) but this must be done under the c... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Gabapentin: Some trials have reported a less than 0.1 % occurrence of increase cholesterol and hyperlipidemia associated with Gabapentin use. Dilantin has been... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Depends -Side effect: If you are not lightheaded/dizzy after your morning dose then you can get away without food for this dose.Taking with food reduces the risk of this s... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Depends on type: If you are on a progestin-only birth control and you miss a pill then yes the risk of pregnancy is high ( in this case take the pill /use a back up m... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Try sublingual tabs: Try the sublingual tablets, then get your levels tested in 3-6 months. Place the tablet beneath your tongue/allow it to dissolve.Can be taken with /w... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
See your doctor: Burning on urination may indicate a bacterial infection. Please see your doctor for evaluation/proper diagnosis and treatment. Take care.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Common side effect: Abdominal pain is one of the common side effects seen with azithromycin. Try taking with food and plenty of water to help reduce this problem. If seve... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Side effects: Common side effects include abdominal discomfort, headache, dizziness, sleep problems. But you have nothing to worry about chances are the medication ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Yes: Amrix (extended- release cyclobenzaprine capsue) is a muscle relaxant and does not affect the effectiveness of the loestrin fe 1.5/30 birth control p... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Irregular Menses : Irregular menses and changed bleeding pattern is seen with the use of depo. As long as you have not missed your regular scheduled injections you shoul... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Yes- Sedation/dizzy: If you use Zanaflex (tizanidine) chronically, know that the concentration of Zanaflex is increased when used with oral contraceptive and may result ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Varies(up to 12 hrs): Indocin (indomethacin) can generally last in the system from 1 hour up to 12 hrs and may be even longer in elderly. Report any dark stools/ abdominal ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
See a Gynecologist: Missed periods and scanty bleeding without been sexual active may be due to several issues pre- menopause being one of them. The pain you are having i... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 18 years experience
No: Panadol (tylenol, acetaminophen) has not been associated with decreases in breast milk production. Though it crosses into breast milk no observable c... Read More
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Nov 7, 2013
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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you...I am meeting with my Dr later this week. I have never scared myself like I did with this!!!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Florida College of Pharmacy, FL
Graduated 2005MD

Awards

Top Pharmacologist, First Place, Arizona - Winter
2013
Top Pharmacologist, First Place, Arizona - Summer
2013
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