Dr. Charles Turck

Pharmacology
Highland Park, IL
19 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

Doctor Q&A

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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
A range.: Signs of overdose differ depending on how long it’s been and how much was taken. Within 24 hours, there may be nausea and vomiting or abdominal pain. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
See website below: Before you dispose one, make sure you have a new one for your safety. Sharp disposal rules vary from state to state. You may want to visit safeneedled... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Staying hydrated: A cold may last for a week or more, after which it typically resolves on its own. For non-drug symptom management, saline drops/spray can be used to r... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Yes: Metronidazole and milk don’t interact, so you’ll be in good shape if you want to drink milk while taking metronidazole. The only dietary consideration... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Not completely: No drug is free of risks. This drug and its class may have a higher risk of bone fractures and low magnesium levels (although no causal link has been ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
No one med is best: Each medication has its own benefits, and everyone responds differently. It also depends on what symptoms you’re looking to treat. For cough, there ar... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Potentially: It depends on what you mean by “sick”. It was not related to the drug if this person developed an infection, cold, or flu. If it was this person’s res... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
It can happen: NSAIDs reduce the protective lining in the stomach. Long-term, high doses can lead to ulceration and possible bleeding (which is dangerous), so the qu... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Best to redose: Because of the way cefdinir works and because it is not known to be very toxic, it would be best to redose. Either way, be sure to involve the prescri... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Some signs of an augmentin allergic reaction include a rash, hives, itching, redness, swelling, blisters, chest or throat tightness, trouble breathing... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Yes: Depression is not uncommon while taking birth control.
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
You *may*, but ...: You likely already know that the Skelaxin (metaxalone) makes you drowsy. Understand that the Nyquil does too (if you didn't already know), and that th... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 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 female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
See below: There was one study in the U.S. recently that called into question metronidazole’s efficacy, but other literature has historically put metronidazole’s... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Autoimmune disease: Myasthenia gravis is an illness where your immune system attacks your body and ends up affecting the way your brain communicates with your muscles. Th... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 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 19 years experience
Yes: If you took one tablet of over the counter Advil (ibuprofen) ( 200 mg ) and you would like to take another one of the same strength that would be okay... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
It may: Lovenox (enoxaparin) is an anticoagulant and with all anticoagulants, bleeding may be a side effect, so it is not unexpected that you would experience... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
It is safe: It is safe to take methylcellulose for symptom management of IBS; fiber, of which methylcellulose is one kind, is generally effective for IBS symptoms... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 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 male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Not recommended: These doses are not recommended together. Trintellix may stay in the bloodstream for much longer when taken with Wellbutrin, which may increase Trinte... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Oral iron supplements have traditionally been given in divided doses because it was thought to maximize the amount of iron that gets into the bloodstr... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 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 male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 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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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
If a person fasted before the blood test (for example, a person is tested after a night of sleep and hasn’t eaten yet), a blood glucose of less than 1... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Depends on drug: This question cannot be answered without knowing which medication you are referring to. There are some medications that need to be taken in the morni... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Yes, it can: Headache is one of the common side effects of escitalopram and occurs in 25% of patients who are taking it. It’s not a bad idea to report it to the pe... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
No: Mucinex (guaifenesin) 600 mg is a long-acting form and must should be swallowed whole; it mustn’t chewed, broken, or crushed, as that will lead to an ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Yes: These medications are not known to affect one another and may be taken together.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Yes: Fish oil and citalopram does not affect each other so it is safe to take them together.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
In diabetes: If you don’t have diabetes, then this isn’t a concern. If you do, metoprolol may block some insulin release and lead to high blood sugars and poor dia... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Common: Spotting is one of the common side effects of Nexplanon. Nexplanon may change your menstrual cycle so you might experience irregular bleeding. Call yo... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Yes: It is safe to take pantoprazole, Alive Women’s Multi, Mega Red 500, & plant sterol chews together. However, pantoprazole may possibly decrease the... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
No need to separate: There is no need to separate these two medications and no concern for respiratory depression depression with either of these medications. However, tak... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Stays for a while: Valium is a long acting drug that can have an effect in the body for up to 24 hours. In terms of detection in the body systems, the drug can be detect... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
It will not.: There are no reports of pseudo-ephedrine (the active drug in Relislim tablets) significantly interfering with the effectiveness of ARV medications.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Need dr. assessment: Meds may help, but first we need a diagnosis, which requires a visit to your doctor. If you wake with leg pain and cramps, you may have restless leg s... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
No: That result would not be expected. Amitriptyline, along with several other legitimate prescription drugs, occasionally leads to a false-positive resul... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Avoid use, unless...: The literature is unclear about whether there are any dangerous effects of the medication during pregnancy, however, the drug’s manufacturer states: “... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Yes: Dizziness/lightheadedness is indeed a known side effect of losartan. Taking it at bedtime instead of in the morning may be effective in decreasing or ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
No: Experiencing tight chest pains or difficulty swallowing when taking Aspavor (atorvastatin) are not known side effects of the medication, and there’s a... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Known effect of Enap: One of the side effects of Enap is coughing, which is typically characterized as dry, tickling, and persistent, and it occurs in as many as one of fiv... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
May take together: Amlodipine and multivitamins do not affect one another and may be taken together.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
While CBD is heavily marketed for a wide range of conditions, there is currently not enough reliable evidence to show that CBD oil helps with anxiety ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Diet/Avoid triggers: A well-balanced diet containing fruits, vegetables, and lean protein is encouraged for heart health. Avoiding substances that may disrupt heart rhythm... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Acetaminophen: It is true that NSAIDs should be generally be avoided when taking Lexapro, and when the two are taken together, they should be under the supervision o... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Turck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
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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