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Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey

Pharmacy
Phoenix, AZ
17 years experience female

Locations

Office

Peoria, AZ

Address

15396 North 83rd Ave., Suite E, Peoria, AZ
Directions

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Specialties
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Pharmacy

Pharmacology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

214 Answers
190 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
See your Doctor: The only way to clear this is to see your your doctor for evaluation. Use of condoms sure reduces the risk std transmission but its not full proof. Ha... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Very low: As long as you get your shots on time , your risk of pregnancy is very low. If you think at anytime you might be pregnant , do a pregnancy test and se... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Possible yeast infec: Based on your symptoms, it may be a yeast infection due to the antibiotic used to treat the previous bacterial infection. But if you have not been di... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Reduced risk: Since you took pill within 72 hours the risk of pregnancy is low. Note that emergence contraception pill is not to be used as regular birth control. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Extreme caution: Taking tramadol together with Ambien (zolpidem) cr is not recommended as this increases the risk of CNS depression/respiratory depression. If you mu... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Several hours: Antacids containing aluminum or magnesium salts( maalox, mylanta) will decrease the absorption of azithromycin, allow several hours between dosing. On... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Yes: To lower the risk of pregnancy , Plan B will be helpful if its taken within 72 hours of the unprotected sex. Your water test is not appropriate for r... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Depends on start day: If this was during the1st 3 weeks and you are a sunday starter then keep taking 1 tablet daily until sunday, then throw out the remainder of the pack.... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Depends-Yes: Studies show that most women with gestational diabetes that are not properly educated/managed become diabetics in ~5-10 years. Depending on your famil... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Yes for a short time: Some small amounts of loperamide (imodium) may appear in breast milk. This is unlikely to adversely affect the baby particularly if used for a short t... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Yes : Take your medications as prescribed. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic used for a short time to treat infections. Make sure you take it completely even if... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Probably not: If you have not missed any doses, the possibility of pregnancy is very low. Be sure to take your pills consistently about the same time each day as ce... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Yes: Drink plenty of water.The elimination half-life of lisdexamfetamine typically averaged less than 1 hour, even the amount unconverted to active form is... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Varies 3-31 months: Return to fertilty/ovulation may be delayed with use of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). The average time is ~10 months. A us study done on... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
See a dermatologist: Acne at this age is not uncommon, but can be a source of stress and anxiety. If proactive is not working as indicated , then see your doctor for evalu... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Yes : Yes it is safe. You may want to increase veggies, fruits, fiber and water intake to help manage constipation. It is not advisable to depend on dulcola... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
No do not double dos: Please do not double your dose.Talk with your doctor to establish acceptable goals for your care.Extra medication may cause you more harm with increas... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Antifungal: Monistat is an antifungal cream used for treating yeast infections as long as the infection is properly diagnosed by your doctor. So yes it is safe on... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Same time each day.: Take Cialis at approximately the same time every day. The important point is that you have to be consistent. Chose a time that is best for you and sti... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
May reduce effect : The effectiveness of Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) may be decreased by solodyn oral in some patients thus resulting in b... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Yes with caution: Use with caution this combination may increase the risk of respiratory depression, increased sedation. Do not drive/ use machinery, until you know ho... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Missed periods,: Missed periods, changes in menstrual flow, irregular periods are also adverse effects of Depo-Provera and could also be signs of pregnancy. If you had... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Max -5mg in 24 hrs: Manufacturer's maximum dose is 5 mg/24 hrs for children ages 2- 5 years. Half (1/2) teaspoonful of Claritin (loratadine) syrup is 2.5mg. If you prefe... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Increase blood sugar: Increase blood sugars is a side effect seen with niacin.( a dose-related effect). Close blood glucose monitoring is advised for diabetics/ potential... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Altered taste: Dysgeusia ( altered taste/ metallic taste ) is reported with the use of Flagyl (metronidazole). This is transient and will pass with time. Increased w... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Within 72 hours: Plan b (levonorgestrel)should be taken within 72 hours (preferably within 12-24 hours) of unprotected sex. If vomiting occurs within 2 hours of taking... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Yes you can: Of course you can remove it when you want. The most common side effect is a change in menstrual periods. Expect your period to be irregular/unpredicta... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
No interactions: Cotrimoxazole does not decrease the effectiveness of birth control. Having said so, its important that you get properly diagnosed/ treated by your doc... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
It is possible: Its is possible become pregnant as soon as the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed, so a back up method such as condom is suggested till another regula... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Changes in weight: Cryselle and ortho cyclen can both result in decrease or increase in weight. Both contain Estradiol , though slightly higher in ortho-cyclen. Both als... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Follow instructions: Ideally its best to follow your doctors instructions. Generally medications may be started low to evaluate tolerance.Watch for dizziness, headache, co... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Varies : There is a delay on the return to ovulation/fertility after stopping depo. Time to conception may vary from 12 to 18 months after the last Depo-Prover... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Depends on reaction: Dependal-m contains 2 antibiotics metronidazole( stays in system for ~ 8 hours), and furazolindone . Furazolindone is off the market in us. For side ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Yes : Type 1 diabetes is a complete Insulin deficiency. People with type 1 diabetes must be given Insulin to survive. Insulin has a great impact on metablol... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Yes: You may also want to include some calcium supplement if you do not include enough dairy products , like milk , yogurt, cheese. The calcium will help ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
No adequate studies: Though there are no adequate or well-controlled studies on safety of zovirax (acyclovir) in pregnancy, some studies indicate no association with an in... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Up to ~50 hours: Azor is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan with relative half life of 30-50 hours and 13 hours respectively. Thus depending on your kidney fun... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Probably not : Its unlikely that you are pregnant. Irregular period is typical with the use of next choice, so the light bleeding 2 weeks post use is normal. Please ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Yes/Off label use: Yes Clindamycin 300mg twice daily for 7 days is an effective alternative to Metronidazole for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis caused by gardnerel... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Irregular periods: Changes in menstrual patterns are common with progestin-only(plan b) products. Remember Plan B should not be used as regular contraceptive. Please see... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Yes : Untreated yeast infections have been associated with spontaneous abortions/preterm labor. Some studies have shown that the use ~200mg Fluconazole does... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Not normal: Fishy smell with menstrual cycles should be investigated. Be sure to change your pads more often and if this does not solve this issue, then please se... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Yes : Fluid retention ( peripheral edema) has been reported in greater than 2% but less than 5% of adult who take Lamictal ( particularly the immediate- r... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Severe Interaction: This combination phosphodiesterase inhibitor (pde5) + nitrate has been shown to cause a drastic drop in blood pressure ( hypotension) a medical emer... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
No. Need Insulin : Type 1 diabetes is a complete lack of Insulin thus Insulin must be given for survival. Symlin (pramlintide) is another injection that can be used with... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
8-10 hours: Allow about 8-10 hours between doses.( its activity last about 8-10 hours). Be consistent so chose the times that work well for you. Be sure to repo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Varies (1 - 2 hours): Depending on the formulation ingested (micronized (glynase) or conventional Glyburide (diabeta, micronase)) onset of action ranges from about 1 to 2 h... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
No Needs Doctor okay: No except with the permission of your doctor. Promethazine vc w/codeine contains a decongestant that is not in Promethazine with codeine.
A member asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
See the Pediatrician: Its important to see the pediatrician to have the baby evaluated/ properly treated. The position of the tears put the baby for increase risk of infect... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacy 17 years experience
Stomach issue if any: Most common side effects of glucophage (metformin) are gastrointestinal issues like diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, bloating metallic taste in mouth, gas,... Read More

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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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