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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

Saturday: 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
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Pharmacology

Critical Care

Infectious Disease

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

353 Answers
41 Agrees
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Depending on the severity of the scalp carbuncles, any other health conditions you have, a reasonable dose could be 500 mg three times a day or 875 mg... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Ibuprofen: The cumulative maximum daily consumption of Ibuprofen is 3200 mg. However, i would not recommend taking 3200 mg every day. Save the maximum dose fo... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Cold Medicine: All cold medicines are not alike. The products containing only an antihistamine should not have a major effect on blood pressure. Decongestants, on ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Dulcolax + Miralax (polyethylene glycol): You could take both if you needed to. However, i would recommend you not use both routinely unless a single agent is not doing the job for you.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Dulcolax and N&V: Most patients do fine with with a single dose without and problems whatsoever. However, there have been cases on record where Dulcolax has resulted i... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Gralise - Gabapentin: Gabapentin is a generic name and Gralise is a brand name for the particular generic of gabapentin. In other words, they are the same drugs which pos... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Azithromycin: I would not recommend crushing asithromycin tablets in that it could have an effect of how the drug is absorbed from your GI tract into your bloodstre... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Clindamycin: The half-life of a drug is the time it takes for half of the drug in the body to be eliminated. After 5 half lives, the drug is considered gone from ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
South America Travel: I would not recommend taking any antibiotic prophylactically. However, if you can, it would be helpful if you had your doctor give you prescriptions ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Constipation: It appears that you are in need of both a stimulant laxative and a stool softener. An example would be products such as senokot-s. Also, i would re... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Blood Exposure: It's difficult to predict, but there is additional concern in addition to hiv. Hepatitis and other blood borne diseases can be transmitted through ex... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Nitrofurantoin: Nitrofurantoin should not generally be used to treat infections outside of the urinary tract.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
PPI Choices: Nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) protonix, prilosec, Omeprazole are all in the family called proton pump inhibitors or ppis. In theory, all of the... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Fatigue: I would suggest any multivitamin that contains antioxidants. However, chronic fatigue is not often the result of a vitamin deficiency in our modern t... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Clindamycin: If the kidney function is normal, Clindamycin can be expected to be totally out of the body after about 30 hours following the last dose.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
OTC Metabolism Slow: There is currently no over the counter medication, or prescription medication, for that matter that will slow down metabolism
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Drug Test: This depends on the drug being tested for and the time elapsed since the last dose was taken.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Dietary Supplement: A dietary supplement is not regulated by the FDA and cannot be touted by the manufacturer to treat or cure any condition or disease. A dietary supplem... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Zinc and Omega 3: Zinc supplements in normal doses, usually around 220 mg per day, and omega -3 oil 1000 - 1250 mg up to four times a day should not cause any adverse ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Pepto + Imodium (loperamide): This should be no problem and often these two drugs are prescribed together. I would recommend that you space each drug as far apart from the other d... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Birth Control Method: Your doctor is your best source of options that are best for you to consider. Your doctor knows your complete medical history which is a must in sele... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Topical Burn Cream: Burns are classified as 1st, 2and, or 3rd degree with 3rd degree being the worst. You did not mention how large an area is affected. If no topical... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Stomach Emptying: When stomach emptying is slowed, you could feel uncomfortable after eating a large meal. After a large meal, nausea and vomiting could occur. You may... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Alcohol: Because many allergy medications can cause drowsiness, even the non-drowsy ones, it is not a good idea to drink alcohol while on one of the systemic a... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Lymerix: According to the official announcement by the manufacturer, glaxo smith kline, the reason this vaccine was taken off the market was due to lack of eno... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Bowel movements: Any change in bowel movement habits is considered a reason to seek medical help. An unusual bowel movement pattern may be a sign that something more ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Fever with Flagyl: Persistent fever with metronidazole (FLAGYL) would not be considered to be normal. However, one should also consider the fever trend if the fever cur... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Detoxing: There are different methods depending on the drugs you have been using. Normally, the detox process uses other medications to alleviate the uncomfort... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
High BUN: Higher than recommended doses of tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil that are taken for an extended period of time can cause damage to the kidney which ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Probiotic: Because everyone's intestinal flora is a little different, there is no single probiotic that is the best for everyone. Therefore, you are going to ha... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Asthma: Asthma can be very serious and should not be treated with home remedies. Patients with a confirmed diagnosis should be managed by a physician and sho... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Omnicef (cefdinir): Because you have diabetic pn, it's always possible that your numbness is the result of the pn. Your foot numbness is not likely the result of omnicef... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Nitroglycerin: Nitroquick (nitroglycerin) is Nitroglycerin in spray form. It is sprayed under the tongue just like the Nitroglycerin tablets are placed under the to... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Glipizide: Glipizide is an oral medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. The drug works by stimulating the pancreas to release additional Insulin so a partial... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Nitroglycerin: Nitroglycerin has long been used to relieve the chest pain of angina. Nitroglycerin works by being a vasodilator (opens the vessels) to allow blood t... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Piroxicam: Piroxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent that is used to treat the symptoms of pain and inflammation. Like other nsaids, it can cause GI ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Belly Pain: G.I. Pain can come from sources. One must always rule out appendicitis, gall bladder disease, or an obstruction. If your pain is a burring pain, you... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril): Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) is a combination product of two medications, amlopidine and benazepril. This combination is most often used to tre... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Lymph Nodes: Swollen lymph nodes can be a sign of many clinical conditions from a simple viral infection to something more serious. I would highly recommend that ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
MORE INFORMATION: This question cannot be answered without knowing the name of the specific children's night time cough medicine.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Dry Mouth: Without knowing if you are referring to any of the head and neck cancers where surgery may have been done, it is difficult to to connect a specific ca... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Degenerative Changes: While there may be times when you will need to resort to analgesics and/or anti-inflammatory medications, i would recommend that you see a physical th... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Senna - Glycerin: Both glycerin and senna laxatives are rather safe, but they do work in different ways. Senna is considered a stimulant laxative and glycerin is a lub... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Finasteride: It is no secret, but there is another medication that is taken orally. The generic name is Finasteride (brand name is propecia). This drug has been ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Difficult To Say: Prevacid (lansoprazole) is in the class called proton pump inhibitors. Without knowing your specific condition, it would be difficult to recommend or ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Barium: Barium leaves the body through the intestine in the feces. However, because barium is constipating, some patients may have trouble getting the barium... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Cold Medicines: It depends what they are. Never take two antihistamines at the same time or two decongestants at the same time. I recommend that you ask your pharma... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Allergy: If you have had no true allergic reactions to vicodin, it is not likely that you will be allergic to percocet. The opioid in vicodin is hydrocodone ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Potassium: If supplemented by the I.V. Route, potassium can be normalized in a matter of an hour or two. Oral potassium supplements can normalize potassium leve... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 46 years experience
Chronic Cough: Without knowing the type of inhaler that was used and whether there is a history of asthma, this may be difficult to answer. Some inhalers actually c... 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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