Dr. Evans Prieston

Pharmacology
Chambersburg, PA
46 years experience male

Locations

Office

Chambersburg, PA

Address

Chambersburg Hospital Pharmacy, 112 N. Seventh Street, Chambersburg, PA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

About

Bio

Oversee pharmacy operations in a four physician outpatient oncology practice Partner with Department of Infectious Diseases to maintain an inpatient antibiotic stewardship program. Coordinate and manage inpatient pharmacy run anticoagulation service. General oversight of inpatient clinical pharmacy services.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pharmacology

Critical Care

Infectious Disease

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

353 Answers
41 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Ibuprofen: This depends on the strength of the tablet. If you are referring to the otc version which are 200 mg per tablet, three tablets are fine. However, if ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
DILANTIN LEVELS: A Dilantin level is the amount of unbound Dilantin in your bloodstream. There is a certain optimal level that your doctor is trying to achieve. Also... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Neosporin: If the bite is infected, Neosporin may help temporarily until you can be seen by your physician. An truly infected roach bite should not be self-medic... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Bladder Infections: Most bladder or lower urinary tract infections can be successfully treated in 10 days or less. If you are still uncomfortable after completing 10 day... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Aleve (naproxen) post stroke?: I'm afraid that my answer to your question will be a series of other questions. Was your stroke caused by a blood clot or a ruptured blood vessel? W... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Peroxide Bleaching: Yes. This is perfectly normal with hydrogen peroxide. Peroxide actually has a bleaching action on the skin which will eventually fade and once again... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Klonopin (clonazepam) Regimen: If it was prescribed for you to take bwice a day, ideally the doses should be spaced out as close to 12 hours as possible, The duration of action for... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Zoloft to Lexapro (escitalopram): Making the change from Zoloft to Lexapro (escitalopram) should not be too difficult as long as it's done under a doctor's supervision. You will essen... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Life-Expectancy: Unfortunately, I am in no position to answer your question nor would any other doctor on this forum. I don't have any of your pathology, radiology, an... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Treatment of Sore: This one is difficult to answer without seeing the site. Wounds in diabetic patients tend to heal slowly. Also, your mom's condition sounds like an ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
ZyrtecD+Nyquil Cough: I would recommend that you NOT take these medications together at the same time because doing so will be like taking 5 drugs at the same time. Take t... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Interaction Check: We don't have Coversyl here in the U.S, but it's in the drug class called ACE inhibitors, of which we have many. ACE inhibitors should not interact wi... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Grapefruit and meds: We actually stopped serving grapefruit and grapefruit juice to our hospital patients a number of years ago because of the potential for interactions w... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Tums (calcium carbonate): The active ingredient in TUMS is calcium carbonate which is not a pain reliever. That being said, if your body aches are the result of osteoporosis, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Azithromycin: Azithromycin is widely available by prescription only. Any pharmacy should be able to fill your prescription. It's available in 250 mg tablets and i... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
NSAIDs: If you cannot take Rx NSAIDs such as Motrin Naprosyn, (naproxen) etc, you should not take the OTC versions which are the same drug, just in lower dose... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Zinc & Feeling Sick: It is true that Zinc seems to boost the body's immune system which explains why zinc lozenges have been shown to reduce the symptoms of the common col... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Steroid Injection: Typically, a long acting version of a steroid is used and is mixed with a local anesthetic to minimize the pain at the injection site and also within ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Promethazine: Your primary care provider would be able to prescribe promethazine if he/she felt it was appropriate to treat your vertigo type symptoms. During off ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Nucynta (tapentadol) ER: Nucynta (tapentadol) ER is a long acting version of Nucynta (tapentadol). The ER is not intended for breakthrough pain. Patients are normally given ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Conception & Antibio: This is not an approved indication for any antibiotic. Therefore, I cannot recommend that any antibiotic be used to have any effect on conception.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Tylenol+Benadryl: I would not recommend Tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus + Benadryl Sinus taken only 3 hours apart because both products contain a decongestant. I suggest... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Diflucan & Fatigue: The type of fatigue you describe would be rare with Diflucan alone. However, Diflucan could interact with many drugs that are metabolized by the liver... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) is a stimulant. It can increase heart rate and blood pressure. An increase in heart rate and/or blood pressure could lead ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Clarification : These days with electronic prescriptions being the norm, there is no longer the opportunity for the pharmacist to speak directly with the prescriber.I... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
The pharmacologic effect of taking 1 single 300 mg dose is identical to taking 3, 100 mg doses at the same time.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Tylenol: First of all, Tylenol is not the same as Aleeve. Tylenol is acetaminophen and Aleeve is Naproxen. For Tylenol, it's important to not exceed a total ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Agree: I totally agree with the first answer provided.
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
I assume that your UTI diagnosis was confirmed and that other diagnoses have been ruled out.If you have not had a urine culture & sensitivity done... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Docusate Dose: You took about four times the normal dose of a stool softener. Don't worry too much. What most people do not realize is that docusate I not a laxative... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Skin Infections: There are not many products OTC. Bacitracin cream or ointment and Neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) or ointment come to min. Both should be... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Clarithromycin Taste: Unfortunately, what you describe is a common side effect of clarithromycin. It sounds like you are being treated for H.Pylori and clarithromycin is on... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Folic Acid Dose: I cannot recommend a dose of 5 mg every other day unless your doctor specifically ordered this for you. The FDA limits OTC folic acid tabs to 0.4 mg. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Pregnancy: Never start a new medication during pregnancy without first checking with your ob/gyn provider.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Benzonatate: I doubt it. Benzonate is a local anesthetic that helps to blocks the cough reflex by its local numbing effect on the throat. It is non-narcotic.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
After Tylenol (acetaminophen) #4: Tylenol (acetaminophen) # 4 contains 60 mg of Codeine which is the maximum single dose of codeine. If there is not sufficient pain relief, the next ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Liver CT Results: As you stated, your ct results shows that the liver is slightly enlarged. No reason for this enlargement is given. There are many reasons why the li... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) + Wine: Both Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and alcohol (in wine) are central nervous system depressants. Mixing the two will cause additive CNS depression. I w... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) For MRSA: If the strain of MRSA is sensitive to bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) the normal dose in a patient with normal kidney function would be o... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Nebulizer: This really depends on your precise diagnosis. If you have not seen a pulmonologist, i recommend waiting to see what your pulmonologist recommends.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Pregnancy & Drugs: It's always good to consider the effects or the potential effects of drugs during a pregnancy. However, it's never good to stop taking prescribed med... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Steroids: This would depend on the specific steroid and the doses used within the cycle. A single tapering cycle of Prednisone or Medrol (methylprednisolone) i... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Prilosec - Zantac (ranitidine): Prilosec is a drug in the class called proton pump inhibitors. Drugs in this class shut down the production of stomach acid. Zantac, pepcid, and tag... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Nebulized Meds: This really depends on whether treatment is for asthma or copd. Often a brochodilator is used such as albuterol, xopenex, (levalbuterol) epinephrine,... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Vitamins: This is very difficult to answer because you do not specify what vitamin and what you need the vitamin to do for you. If you have a true vitamin defi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Albuterol: Regarding the adverse effects of albuterol such as increased and irregular heart rate, and an increase in blood pressure, while not likely, treatment ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Sulfa -Trimethoprim: Depending on the sensitivity of the organism isolated, sulfamethoxazole - trimethoprim can be a very effective treatment for your condition. If the c... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
WATER & DRUG ELIMIN.: Medications are removed from the body by the kidney or the liver. If a drug is water soluble, normally the kidney is responsible for its elimination.... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
GERD: You have many choices starting with the common antacids. If antacids are not helping, you can try an h2 antagonist such as zantac (generic ranitidine... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Seizures: If you have a documented seizure disorder, i would not recommend stopping any of your prescribed anti-seizure medications without first consulting wit... Read More
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May 27, 2014
I have know Dr Prieston since I have been in Chambersburg which is over 25 years. I do not recall how many years he has been hear but I can assure anyone that he is at the top of the list as far as Ph...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Prieston is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Prieston is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I can't tell you how very much I appreciate your rapid reply. My neurosurgeon husband doesn't know anything but neurosurgery :-)
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This was very helpful. Thanks! You're most kind and it cleared up my confusion. So I'm off to take it for my nails!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I really appreciate your time.I feel much better with your 2nd opinion

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

West Virginia University School of Medicine, WV
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

LENOX HILL HOSPITAL
Completed 1975

Residency

MERCY GENERAL HOSPITAL
Completed 1977

Awards

Chambersburg Hospital Core Values Award
Top Doctor, Second Place, Harrisburg, PA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Harrisburg, PA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

APhA
ASHP
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