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Dr. Charles Turck

Pharmacology
Highland Park, IL
18 years experience male

Locations

Scientia Perpetuam, LLC

Highland Park, IL

Address

838 Central Avenue, Highland Park, IL, United States
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Turck operates in a variety of areas: purveyor of medication recommendations and counseling for healthcare professionals and patients alike, hospital consultant, former host and medical newswriter for ReachMD (reachmd.com; the nation’s largest learning platform for physicians and other healthcare professionals), medical writer, clinician, and teacher at multiple graduate schools for healthcare professionals, including: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Sciences University, Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing, and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and acting for the stage and screen.

Specialties
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Pharmacology

Critical Care

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Some people will begin to feel the effects of levothyroxine after 3 weeks, but others may not feel its effects until 6 weeks. Doctors commonly schedul... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
No: There is no data to suggest ferrous sulfate have the effect you describe.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Safe if no overdose: As long as you don't take more than 3 grams of Panadol (acetaminophen) a day, there's no need to worry about long term liver damage. Acetaminophen is ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
See below: Cytokines release syndrome occurs after receiving any one of a class of drugs called monoclonal antibodies. Symptoms may range from mild to severe. Mi... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
See below: Tramadol makes a number of people tired, some dizzy, and others nauseous. Take with food, and take the first dose later in the day if you can when you... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Talk to ER: Vomiting can be a side effect of Dilaudid, and while diarrhea's a little less common, I would not rule it out. (IV Dilaudid could last in your system ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
It may: There are some urinary side effects associated with metronidazole which are: painful urination, increased urination volume, urinary incontinence, and... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Okay: You'll be fine. The best information available suggests that, if anything, there would be a slight increase in your birth control pill's levels - and ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes, you may.: There is no known drug interaction between nitrofurantoin and Advil (ibuprofen). So these medications can be taken together.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Take with meals: The proper way to take metformin is with food or milk, preferably after meals so as to reduce the chances of having stomach upset. Metformin is not kn... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes: At 12 hours, you would be due for another dose anyway, and it sounds like the Zyrtec-D did not do you any good. Go for a different product (Theraflu s... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Fine together: These medications are not known to not negatively interact, so taking them together should be fine.
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Not uncommon: When taking Flagyl, common side effects do include gas, abdominal pain, and cramping along with possible diarrhea or constipation. With these stomach... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes, it’s alright: There is no known interaction between alcohol and prednisone, so drinking alcohol within 12 hours of taking prednisone should be alright.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes: It is safe to take two medications together.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Will not prolong: There is no evidence suggesting that ampicillin prolongs the QT interval.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Increases estrogen: Birth control regulates hormones, especially estrogens. If one eats grapefruit on birth control, it may increase estrogen levels in the blood. The inc... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Not for long: These two doses are fine so long as you’ve spread them out by 8 hours. After that, go back to the recommended dose of 200 mg. High doses unsupervised ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes: Atenolol has been reported to cause alterations in thought process that include confusion, disorientation, and decreased mental clarity.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Complicated: The word "steroid" is confusing to many, as there are two classes of drugs: corticosteroids and anabolic steroids. Atheletes may not take the *anaboli... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Cancer: Epothilone is a medication that has been used for breast cancer.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
No: From theoretical standpoint, there is not. A review of two drug interaction checkers, Micromedex and Lexi-Comp, also yields no documentation of an in... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
No: Those medications have not been associated with incontinence.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
You may: There is no interaction that prevents nitrofurantoin from working in the presence of tobacco or nicotine.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
See below: Apo-prednisone and prednisolone acetate are both in the class of drugs called corticosteroids. The difference between the two is their use and formula... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) and gabapentin can both be taken together without interfering with the effect of each medication, but do keep in mind that both ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes: No problems doing so. The question to ask is whether it's all for the same cause of pain - if it is, then what doctors sometimes do is stay with one ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Frequency is key: If you’re using Excedrin more than 9 days per month, it’s very likely to be a rebound headache.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes: Some common side effects of Ativan and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can make you feel that way. 16% of those on Ativan felt sleepiness and 7% experience... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
No: There is no interaction between these medications. AZO cranberry does not decrease the effectiveness or “flush out” Plan B.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
No: You will probably not experience weight gain with Strattera, (atomoxetine) however there is a possibility of weight loss. There is a chance that you w... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
No evidence of that: No, there is no evidence that Jadelle (levonorgestrol) either causes diabetes or raises blood sugar as documented side effects.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Not recommended : The generally recognized maximum dosage of Lunesta is 3 mg per day. There may be some latitude above that concerning what is safe, but as to whether i... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes: Common side effects include fungal mouth infections (“thrush”) which appear as white patches and can be avoided by rinsing mouth after each use. Other... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Normal,yakult OK: Nausea, sometimes accompanied by headache, loss of appetite, and vomiting, is one of the side effects that has been reported with metronidazole. If it... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes: There is no drug interaction between the two, so these medications may be taken together
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
No: No, there are no data to suggest that taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will prevent you from getting pregnant.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Likely, *but* ...: More information would help. At the worst, the stomach pain could be serious - a bleed - and that is not something to trifle with. But when you do cal... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Not particularly: Lower back pain and front side pain is not a common side effect of metformin. However, I would suggest contacting your health care provider because th... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes: Taking Tums is safe for a pregnant woman at 23 weeks. It may be taken occasionally when you feel heartburn. If you stay within the recommended the Rec... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
No, it can't: Naproxen is anti-inflammatory drug and is not an antibiotic. It is used to treat pain and swellings, and does not kill bacteria. Therefore, it cannot ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes: Generally, it is safe to take these medications together. The metformin and Diamox (acetazolamide) are flagged as potentially interacting down the lin... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Possibly: A person who is taking Advair may experience low potassium and symptoms like muscle cramps, weakness, and abnormal heartbeat. Even if so, though, it’s... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
2 to 3 weeks: It starts working around 2 to 3 weeks after injection. However,maximum relief may not occur until several weeks after injections.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Takes some time: Know that this medication takes 4-6 weeks before you see benefit. Even then, the dose may not yet be perfect or effective. Unless you feel compelled t... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
See below: This is an area where you may get disagreement among professionals. Based on *published* data, the World Health Organization does not recommend more t... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Rapid: Bisoprolol fumerate has a rapid and almost complete absorption. It should start working very well within 2 hours.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes: Amoxicillin and valium are not known to interact with each other, so they may be taken together
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
In some patients: Tegretol, generic name carbamazepine, has been linked to changes in behaviors and thoughts in a small percentage of people taking it. Reports of incr... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Take care if over 75: Ibuprofen and prednisone taken together can cause gut irritation or pain and possibly stomach or intestinal bleeding, especially over age 75. Especial... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Turck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Turck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. My white cell count was 7.2 and a week later was 10.3 as well as the neutrophils after being on the medrol dose pack. I was worried
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Thank you so much! I simply won't take the demerol, I feel the other is plenty anyways. I really needed a second opinion. Thank you again!!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Tqvm dr. The pain reduced so much after taking the meds and happy to report that i feel ok now.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, IL
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

UMASS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER INC

Residency

UMASS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER INC
Completed 2007

Awards

Alumni of the Year Award Midwestern University University Chicago College of Pharmacy
Grand Master Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Thought Leader, Second Place, Illinois - Spring
2016

Affiliations

UMass Memorial Medical Center
Advocate Christ Medical Center
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
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