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Dr. Richard Ogletree

Pharmacology
Madison, MS
male

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Pharmacology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
With you mentioning witch hazel, I am wondering whether you are asking about coverage for Tucks pads. This is an OTC pad with witch hazel used for soo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
Liver issues: can occur if the product has unsaturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Because of the concern of reliable quality in US products, I usually prefer other ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
Different brands: or products made by different manufacturers might look different and still contain the same medicine. If there is a question, call the pharmacy and a... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
Both are PPIs (proton pump inhibitors), and they decrease stomach acid. Esomeprazole (Nexium in the USA) and pantoprazole (Protonix) both undergo met... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
Ignore: Don't stop taking them. Just because you feel better. Use entire course.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
I would not expect : to see cross-sensitivity between ciprofloxacin (a flouroquinolone) and either a penicillin or a sulfa drug. All 3 are chemically different. While a ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
If anemia is present: you might need to address that first. Also you want to be sure you have the correct strength - 25 mcg is peach colored in the US. Stopping thyroid med... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
A PPI: or proton pump inhibitor decreases stomach acid. This is important in esophageal reflux (heartburn) or to prevent or treat ulcers.. CPDR stands for d... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
Adjuvants help: the vaccine work better. In the US, the most common ones used in human vaccines are aluminum compounds.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
Unlikely: Although chromium can be quite toxic, most of the problem has been with the hexavalent type. That is the kind used to make things shiny. The picolina... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
Too fast: It take a few minutes for it to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Then it goes to the liver and is converted to its active form, ulifloxacin. Then b... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
40 mg: Ferrous sulfate (US spelling) is about 20% iron. That means that there is about 40 mg of elemental iron in a 200mg tablet of ferrous sulfate
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
A diagnosis: is very important when considering St. John's wort. A person should not diagnose his or her own depression. Other issues such as anemia or hypothyro... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
Not enough calcium: in this product to depend on it for bone health. It is used as a vitamin B-5 supplement. Over 90 % of it is the vitamin. A 500 mg tablet will only ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
Double-check dose: I assume that you meant to type 10 mg instead of 19 mg as 19 mg is an unusual dose. As far as halving a 20 mg tablet for a 10 mg dose, that should be... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
The general term: benzodiazepines refers to a class of medicines used to help with anxiety, sleep, and sometimes seizures. Diazepam is a particular drug in the class. ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ogletree
Specializes in Pharmacology
A proper diagnosis: is very important here. A person should not diagnose his/her own depression. It could be bipolar d/o, anemia, hypothyroid, etc Once a proper diagno... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ogletree is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ogletree is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Ogletree, thank you very much for your answer about adjuvants. I understand it better now. Thanks!!
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I keep getting myself so worked up, I am glad to hear unlikely.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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