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Dr. Linda Schwartz

Pharmacology
CA
17 years experience female

About

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Licensed clinical pharmacist with extensive background in Ambulatory Care and Anticoagulation Services.

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Pharmacology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English, Vietnamese

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Ignore: Cholesterol clogs the heart. Take statins in evening time. Report muscle pain.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
90 day supply: If a pharmacy loses money for dispensing a 90-day supply, it may refuse to fill the Rx if the reimbursement is less than the cost to purchase the dru... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Ovarian cysts: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) helps to shrink ovarian cysts (functional cysts). Usually the cysts will go away within 1-3 months. If you develop new c... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
BP meds and Cialis: Losartan, HCTZ, (hydrochlorothiazide) and amlodipine do not counteract the effects of Cialis. However, Cialis may potentiate hypotensive effects of th... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
ASA 81mg during preg: Please discuss aspirin use with your doctor. What caused the miscarriage? What is spontaneous or due to a medical condition? Do you have a history of ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Metformin dosing: Metformin should be taken with meals to help reduce GI upset and side effects. 500mg is a starting dose and can be titrated up. Max dose is 2500mg dai... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Please see dentist: Please see a dentist as your tooth is likely to be infected. Meanwhile do not take aspirin for pain. Take two ibuprofen 200mg (with food) every 6 hour... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Contact your doctor: Propranolol is a beta blocker antihypertensive medication. Occasionally, it can be used to treat short term anxiety. Its side effects include dizzines... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Omega3 & weight loss: While omega 3 fish oil may not help weight loss, it can help prevent heart disease and help control eczema, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Diet and ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine) and periods: Fluoxetine can affect menstruation patterns. Fluoxetine takes about 6 weeks to fully achieve positive effects. Anxiety and headaches are side effects.... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Monistat and Estrace (estradiol): If you can tolerate, you can stop Estrace (estradiol) cream during the short term Monistat use. Also, you can use both together , one in the morning ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Biotin: No, adding biotin powder to conditioner will not work. Biotin, a type of vitamin B supplement should be taken orally.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Doxy and IIH: The class of antibiotics tetracycline (i.e., tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline, etc.) has been linked to intracranial hypertension. Since doxycyl... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Hemoglobin A1C 5.8: The A1C range (test of blood glucose over the past 3 months) of 5.7 to 6.4% is considered prediabetes which means you are likely to develop DM within... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Lithium missed dose: If you missed an evening dose of lithium and it's still night time, take it as soon as possible. If it's already the next day (morning), do not double... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Chia seeds: There have been reports of chia seeds when eaten in large quantities may cause "blood thinning" or increase bleeding risks. Eliquis may caus... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Blood clot: The gold standard to diagnose a blood clot is with an ultrasound doppler. Your body will dissolve the clot with time. The medication you're taking is ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Unlikely: It's unlikely that the ophthalmic eye solution caused the rash on the chest. The medication is not systemic. Please see you doctor for the rash.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Wait and see: It will take time for your eyes to recover from the burning sensation. If you do not experience pain or vision changes then I suggest wait and see. An... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Enema for bowel move: How often are your regular bowel movements ? How you tried a oral laxative like senna? You may want to seek medical help for your bowel obstruction or... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
I recommend against: During pregnancy elevated hormones can cause skin changes. However topical tretinoin should be avoid in pregnancy due to teratogenicity (abnormal feta... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Passion flower & BC: There is no clinical data for passion flower and birth control. Passion flower, when used for short term (less than 2 months) should be possibly safe.... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Talk to your doctor: First, what is the indication for taking carbidopa/levodopa? How long you have taking this medication. The common side effects of this drug include dr... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Pregnant?: Did you have unprotected sex? What was your last period? Increase in appetite after losing virginity is not an indication of pregnancy. Please see you... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Melatonin &Benadryl: You can take both melatonin and benadryl (diphenhydramine) together. They have different mechanisms of actions. However, they will have a synergistic ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Anxiety before surg: Your lack of sleep the night before surgery should not affect anesthesia. However, please inform the team during preop and let them know about your an... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Paxil (paroxetine) and insomnia: Paroxetine can cause insomnia. Please consult with your doctor re your insomnia or sleep disturbances. Some tips. Maintain same sleep time pattern. Av... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Alive vitamins: Alive brand of multivitamins is a reputable brand of vitamins to take.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Antibiotics and BC: Use of antibiotics can decrease the effectiveness of birth control. Please use a back up method (condoms) in addition of birth control when taking ant... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
General itching: Where is the itch? How many days has it been? Was it an insect bite? Or food you ate? You can purchase hydrocortisone cream 1% if the itch is topical... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Yes, most likely: If you missed only one dose of birth control, most likely you will be fine in terms of protection.
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) +probiotic: Most patients who take Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) do not need to take a probiotic. Did you doctor recommend this? Are you having diarrhea... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Placebos: Placebos are used in blinded drug clinical trials, one group would receive drug and the other placebo. Patients must have written consent to participa... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
PCN with food: Antibiotics can cause nausea and/or vomitiing. You can take penicillin with food if you experience nausea.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Prinzmetal angina: Prinzmetal angina, or variant angina (spasm of coronary arteries) is a rare but chronic condition. The long term survival for PA is good for those pat... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Ignore: Cholesterol level is highest in the evening time.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 17 years experience
IBU and your period: Ibuprofen, an "NSAID" reduces your body's production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins work on the blood vessels in the inner lining of your uterus. T... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you I forgot to ask my doctor today and appreciate your helpfulness! :)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southern Nevada
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

UCSD Medical Center
Completed 2005
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