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Q: I'm on a normal birth control pill. My medicine arrived late so I sent an entire week with out my pills. If I start them now will I be protected from pregnancy this month? And if I start them now will it mess up when I get my period? I've been told I can wait until the first day of my next period to start taking them? If I do that when will my pills work to prevent pregnancy?


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We receive many questions regarding the role of a pharmacy technician on our site. We have written a plethora of articles devoted to the subject, including a general overview of what it means to be a pharmacy technician, their many...

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Q: Hi! So yesterday I first crush up Tylenol extra strength PM and then I crushed up cefuroxime. I put half of the crush up cefuroxime in Applesauce and ate it. Today I noticed little pieces of Tylenol pm in the powder. I am so scared because I read online that if two medicines are mixed together you could die. Should I be Worried please tell me? 


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Q: I recently heard about a new kind of insulin that you don't have to inject. Can you tell me a little bit about it and if it something I can replace my normal insulin with?

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Q: Dear sir, is Zitamet 50/500 the same thing as Janumet 50/500? Can we take Zitamet instead of Janumet?


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How To Taper Off Zoloft (Sertraline)

There are many different medication classes where it is recommend to taper off your current dose if you plan on discontinuing the drug. Slowly decreasing your medication over time (as opposed to stopping "cold turkey") tends to produce...



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Q: Hello, I got tretinoin cream from the pharmacy today and the box reads that i expires in less than a month. I am going to return it since it expires so soon. What are my rights to getting the best date from a pharmacy? Can I ask them to order fresh from warehouse? What is the best possible date for tretinion cream to expire (e.g. 1yr, 2yrs, 3yrs, etc....) In other words, how far back can I request the medication be before paying for it? I want the freshest and longest lasting of course.

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Q: I currently take Cymbalta for depression. The side effects that I have are when I miss a dose I get dizzy and nauseated when I am driving. My Psychologist has said that I can stop taking it. My question is what is the best way to get off of Cymbalta? If I go cold turkey how long would it take to not have the side effect above? I will be having surgery soon and will have 5 days where I will be at home and mostly in bed relaxing. Would this be a good time to go cold turkey?


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Q: I was at a pharmacy recently getting a prescription filled as I do monthly. There are four people who also get the same prescription. As we are in line and the four people hand in their scripts what is the legal way to fill them if there is only enough for two people to fill the script completely and the other two are given partials till more medication is avaliabale. Does it go by the order they were turned in or does it go by some other way of distributing as to which two don't have to come back when they get more in. I'm curious to this answer please respond back with any help. Thank you 


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By: PharmacistAnswers Staff          March 11, 2017       Category: Topical Acne

Q: I was given Azithromycin and when I did a drug interaction search it said not to take Azithromycin and Symbicort together. Is there an interaction?

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Tegretol (Carbamazepine Side Effects)

Tegretol (Carbamazepine) is an antiepileptic drug that has been around since the late 1960's. It has been hugely beneficial for the treatment of various types of seizures but is well known for it's potential for side effects, both minor and potentially serious. In this article, we discuss...

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Q: Please compare & contrast Oxycodone 10 mg to Norco 10 (both have 325mg of Tylenol)

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Q: Hello, I was wondering what pain medicine will work while taking Naloxone?


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What Are The Side Effects Of Flonase?

Flonase (Fluticasone) is one of the most popular steroid nasal sprays on the market today. Originally available only by prescription, it is now available over the counter (OTC) as two different formulations, Flonase and Flonase Sensimist.



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Q: Dear Sirs, I have problems sleeping during full moons. This "Super moon" is really making me feel like I haven't slept at all. I have 2 drugs that my Dr.gave me to help. 1.Clonazepam 1mg 2.Trazodone 100mg. Which is better to get REM sleep?

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Q: Can I use a spacer with Flovent HFA inhaler?


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Does Differin Gel OTC Work For Acne?

Our latest question concerns Differin (Adapalene) Gel, a product that was originally available only by prescription but is now available over the counter. Differin gel works differently than every other acne medication over the ​counter...




Q: Is it safe to take paracetemol (also known as Tylenol or Acetaminophen) with Celebrex?


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