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can pharmacists substitute a drug

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
TYPICALLY, THATS: Part of what they do, as long as you are not going to different pharmacies for different meds.
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Be proactive...: Consider checking this: http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Pharmacist: If all of your prescriptions are being reported to that pharmacy, the pharmacist should be able to determine if there are drug- drug interactions.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Your question is too: general to answer in 400 characters or less. Please ask a more SPECIFIC question. Here is a resource for excellent drug interaction information: http ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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None I know of: As far as I can tell, Agrylin is the only available form of the drug anagrelide. There are other options, but only your hematologist can tell you if ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
My vote: decomposed: I vote for 40% decomposed, if the sentence says "to decompose by 40%", meaning what remains is 60% of the original amount. However, we don't know for ... Read More
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A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Active ingredients : Are the same, but inactive ones (fillers, dyes, etc.) can be different. For some people this does make a difference in how their body reacts to the dr ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
15 years experience Family Medicine
That Depends: On the part of the lipid profile that you are trying to treat. Are you wanting to know new statins? Fibrates? Statin/niacin combos? Statin/zetia co ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Educate: Pharmacist can alert and educate bothpatient and physician on addiction and abuse. Pharmacist also work with insurance company regarding patients habi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
23 years experience Family Medicine
Generic ok: Pharmacist can dispense generic version of same drug prescribed automatically in most states, a full sub can be done on the permission of your doctor.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
23 years experience Family Medicine
Great resource: Pharmacists can double-check for possible medication interactions, and teach you all about potential side effects to watch for & the best times/ways t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Diamond
45 years experience Family Medicine
Usually: If there is an interaction we usually get informed and asked whether or not we still want to use that particular medication or make adjustments with a ... Read More
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