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Dr. Maria Guerra

Pharmacology
Los Angeles, CA
8 years experience female

Locations

QueensCare Health Centers

Los Angeles, CA

Address

4816 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA
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About

Bio

I am a licensed pharmacist located in California.

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Pharmacology

Doctor Q&A

37 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
It is possible: It is possible to experience withdrawal. Contact your doctor, he or she may prescribe a longer acting benzodiazepine to slowly wean you off of this me... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Need antibiotic: If you have strep throat your Dr needs to prescribe an antibiotic for you. If you are having trouble sleeping, Nyquil is fine especially if coughing a... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Followup with doctor: Please see a doctor so that they could prescribe medication that will work for you. It is great that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is helping a bit but t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Take 1 per day: Take 1 tablet per day from now on. It is important to take it the way your doctor directed. Take your antibiotic at the same time every day to maintai... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Maybe too strong: The skin around your eyes is very thin and delicate so I like to be very cautious about what to put around that area. If you continue using it and exp... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Stretching: Does this happen frequently? Try stretching your calves and or exercise/walk. You could also jiggle your legs a bit and elevate it. Or take a hot show... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Add food or split do: I'm sorry to hear that you are having problems with Metformin since it is one of the best medication for reducing blood sugar. GI issues are very comm... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
No interactions: Taking both omeprazole and penicillin is fine, there is no drug interaction between the two. It still may be best to take them separately to avoid sto... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Valerian liquid?: I'm not sure if you are talking about valerian liquid. You can practically buy anything on the internet these days, including valerian liquid. I would... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
I would avoid: I would avoid this combination since it could cause major Central Nervous System depression that could reduce your heart rate and breathing. Try one o... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Use backup method: Great question. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) will not reduce the effectiveness of your birth control. I am not sure what birth control you ar... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
See your doctor: Procardia crosses the placenta and small amounts can be detected in newborn infants. There have been incidents of complications but having a pregnant ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Continue treatment: Always finish your antibiotic therapy even if you feel like you are getting better. If you don't complete your therapy, the yeast infection will come ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Yes you can: Yes taking Metformin and drinking Slim Fast is fine. I know there are a variety of Slim Fast drinks out there and their nutritional facts vary, but in... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Increase side effect: The Z-Pak (azithromycin) and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) antibiotics do not interact with one another, but a concern may be that you will ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Bacterial vs Viral: It could be an infection, it depends on your other symptoms and how long you have had all of these symptoms. Sinusitis could also be bacterial or vira... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
No interaction: Hi there, Phenylalanine does not effect metoprolol tartrate. Phenylalanine does have a calming effect but you can definitely (and safely) enjoy your ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Insomnia is common: It is normal actually, one of the most common side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) is insomnia / wakefulness. I'm not sure what your dosage is but if y... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Orajel: I am sorry to hear about your severe pain. I would recommend Orajel for your toothache. Also consider other over the counter pain medication such as E... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Depends on history: For a urine test it is usually out of your system in about week. But it also depends on how many times you have taken Valium and at what strength. It ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Not a common effect: Yes, Claritin (loratadine) can cause heart palpitations, it is not one of the common side effects of this medication but it is a complaint I have hear... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Yes - Dysuria: Yes certain antibiotics can cause burning or painful urination however it is not a common symptom. If you continue to have this symptom after completi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Varies per person: The way each person responds to medication varies, but yes it is possible to get side effects after being on the medication for months. Usually we wou... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Few days to wear off: This really depends on the patient and their liver and kidney function. The liver breaks it down and the kidney helps to eliminate Dronabinol. It can ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Yes 2 times is fine: Yes you can spray fluticasone nasal spray (Flonase) two times a day. The maximum dose for allergic rhinitis is actually 2 sprays per nostril once a da... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Pregnancy Rhinitis: I would suggest non-drug methods first since you are pregnant. Exercising regularly will help, try elevating the head of your bed by 30-45 degrees to ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Take as directed: Take your medication as the doctor prescribed. However if you take 2 tablets of the Codeine 30mg with Aspirin 300mg you will be fine, this does not ex... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Vancomycin for c dif: Metronidazole is usually effective, but don't worry. If you have another relapse after your 2nd course of metronidazole, your doctor will probably tre... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is newer: Effexor and Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) do work in the same way, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is simply the active metabolite of Effexor. The answer is that ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
No more than 5%: According to the FDA "The drug content of the test product cannot differ from that of the reference listed product by more than 5 percent." The averag... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Liver damage: Many Hydroxycut products were discontinued due to great potential for liver damage. The FDA also reported other health problems including seizures, he... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Not a steroid: ProAir (albuterol) inhaler is not a steroid, it is a short-acting beta-agonist that relaxes your bronchial muscles to help you breathe better. It does... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Osteomyelitis: I understand that you may feel that you have been on this antibiotic therapy for too long. I do not know the specifics of your case but my guess would... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Yes Tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok: Unfortunately headache is one of the common side effects of Loratadine. You can take Tylenol, (acetaminophen) there is no interaction with Loratadine ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Rainbow Light?: I'm sorry but do you mean Rainbow Light ? It looks as though Rainbow Light is a part of the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program, so their p... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
How are you taking?: I am curious to know how many miligrams you are taking daily for your MS relapse and how long your therapy will be. I say this because ideally you sho... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Resistant bacteria: I recommend increasing your fluid intake, urinating immediately after intercourse, and cranberry juice. You could also try probiotics. If you feel lik... Read More

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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! it has been 4 weeks. calling diloc tomorrow if i could het antibiotic
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I'm on 4mg Medrol. 6 pills day 1, taper down 1 each day
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

California Northstate University
Graduated 2014MD

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