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Here comes the answer,76th..the eyelashes.

Here comes the answer,76th..the eyelashes.

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Here comes the answer 75th…Tongue ulcer drug

Here comes the answer 75th…Tongue ulcer drug

Last monday, we looked at a banker Pharmacist, who needed to deliver,she was seen as a Pharmacist irrespective of being in the bank for while now.

Lets take a look at the prescription again

Tab lisinopril 10mg
Tab amlodipne 5mg
Tab acetyl salicylic acid 75mg
Neurovite
Bcomplex,
Riboflavin

The knowledge of drugs is so important in therapeutics that it should be handled with utmost care, fortunately for human existence,there is a group of professionals that surpasses all the criteria required fort his task,they are called PHARMACIST.(I am just excited,still in the mood of the Pharmacist day celebration) read more

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Here Comes The Answer 74…The thyroid (levothyroxine) drug

Here Comes The Answer 74…The thyroid (levothyroxine) drug

There basically two types of thyroid drugs,based on

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Her Comes The Answer 73rd..The Super Vitamin

Her Comes The Answer 73rd..The Super Vitamin

Last Monday ,we talked about dispensing a

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Here Comes The Answer 72…The sustained release formulation

Here Comes The Answer 72…The sustained release formulation

Recall we went beyond clinical setting to talk

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Here Comes The Answer 71…Paracetamol Syrup vs Drop

Here Comes The Answer 71…Paracetamol Syrup vs Drop

I read through some of the most interesting comments on social media, as regards the 71st edition of our CAN YOU DELIVER series.Sincerely, I learnt one or two things.
The answer to that question is very simple to explain,and it is straight forward.
In this part of the world,most of our paracetamol syrup comes in strength of 125mg/5ml, while the drop comes in 100mg/ml. Therefore, when an a concerned parents who has be wrongly thought in the clinic gets to the pharmacy, the cobwebs should be cleaned,even if they refused and insist on buying the syrup for their infant (as some do), at least, you have explained the rationale for your decision.
A typical scenario is what we saw on the that 71st question,in such cases most times, the buyer feels since syrup is ”bigger” than drop,then it is “stronger” that it. Most times, they were advised (wrongly) to give 2.5mls of the syrup as against 1ml of the drop. Now let’s explain. Madam, if you withdraw 1ml of this drop, you will get 100mg of this paracetamol, but if you withdraw 5mls of this syrup,you will get 125mg of paracetamol, therefore,if you withdraw 2.5mls of this syrup, you will get 62.5mg of paracetamol, so,as you can see, 100mg and 62.5mg, which is more and also, with dropper,it is easier to administer. Most of them will be like…ahhh, is that so,..yes ma,that is so.
What did I learn? One of the greatest community pharmacist I know, Pharmacist Wale,posted something,peharps of international standard in response to to this question,and I quote.
Dosage information FOR PARACETAMOL/ACETAMINOPHEN ( para-acetyl amino Phenol)
There are seven age bands for dosage, as outlined below: read more

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Here comes the answer 70th! The multivitamin Challenge

Here comes the answer 70th! The multivitamin Challenge

Most times multivitamins are given to supplement nutritional deficiencies in undernourished patients. It goes without saying that healthy people only experience a placebo effect when these supplements are taken. Multivitamins in the market contain the basic vitamin requirements with one or two variations. It is in this variations we based our question because that is what distinguishes a well thought-out multivitamin preparation from a “join the fray” one.

Both preparations in our case study were rich in composition like Evans said but the pharmacist’s interest in the second formulation was as a result of this. Aside from its own benefit, Boron is known to enhance the absorption of calcium and magnesium. Biotin also does same for B vitamin absorption just as vitamin C for Iron. So, for one who is really malnourished, these contents will help to maximise the utility of the multivitamin. read more

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Here comes the answer! 69th, what salt form?

Here comes the answer!  69th, what salt form?

As Pharmacists,beyond

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Here comes the answer 68th…The anti-malaria

Here comes the answer 68th…The anti-malaria

Last Monday we looked at the seemingly

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Here comes the answer 68th…The mouth symptoms

Here comes the answer 68th…The mouth symptoms

Everyone who practices in any form of clinical setting that involves direct

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Here comes the answer 67th! Iatrogenic Impotence!

Here comes the answer 67th! Iatrogenic Impotence!

Prince did a good job in listing the mechanisms that may lead to antihypertensive-induced

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Here comes the Answer 66th…Can quinine be used to abort?

Here comes the Answer 66th…Can quinine be used to abort?

Let me start by saying that i cannot claim to be unaware of this issue of using schweppes and andrews liver salt either as

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Here comes the answer 65th! Help this bed-wetting stop!

Here comes the answer 65th! Help this bed-wetting stop!

In bed-wetting non pharmacological approaches to treatment include

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Here comes the answer 64th! Antimalarial choices in first trimester

Here comes the answer 64th! Antimalarial choices in first trimester

Antimalarial drugs considered to be safe in first trimester according to WHO guideline include quinine, proguanil, clindamycin and Chloroquine. Quinine alone or in combination with clindamycin remain the drug of choice for treatment of falciparum malaria in first trimester. However,  it is recommended that ACTs or Artesunate + clindamycin can still be used in the event of quinine not available or treatment failure

if you missed the question click can you deliver 64th

for more information see Here comes the answer 21st read more

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Here comes the answer 63rd: The Dental patients

Here comes the answer 63rd: The Dental patients

Unless you want Mr.Lambe to become a monk after he might have experienced the disulfiram-like reaction associated with accumulation of acetaldehyde as a result of inhibition of dehydrogenase enzyme responsible for alcohol metabolism, we might just do well to

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Here comes the answer 62: HAART Pharmacist

Here comes the answer 62: HAART Pharmacist

And so in line with WHO recommendation, the prescription will have to be changed to...

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Here comes the answer 61st: menstrual mistake

Here comes the answer 61st: menstrual mistake

last monday, we met  Titi, who was about getting married and an issue of miscalculated menstrual calendar , she turned to her pharmacist and friend, who also turned to norethsterone.

Norethisterone, a progesterone is widely known as the period delay pill. It comes in handy and can be obtained OTC when ladies don’t want a messy red day to spoil their fun as in the case of Titi, her wedding and honey moon. Norethisterone tabs taken 5mg 3 times daily starting three days before the first day of period can delay period for as long as you take it but not exceeding 17days at which it is no longer safe. Period generally returns 3days after the last dose. read more

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Here comes the answer 60th…The measles prescription

Here comes the answer 60th…The measles prescription

Last Monday, we had a prescription for a measles patient, today we look at with t eyes of a pharmacist.

Measles usually requires only symptomatic and supportive treatment such as antipyretics and fluid replacement.
Vitamin A treatment for children with measles in developing countries has been associated with a significant reduction in mortality. A systematic review of randomised studies concluded that a dose of 200 000 units of
vitamin A given on 2 consecutive days reduced mortality
in children under 2 years with measles. WHO recommends that supplementary vitamin A be given to all children with measles in developing countries in order to prevent keratitis and blindness. A recent review has suggested
that prophylactic antibacterials may be of benefit in preventing complications such as pneumonia, purulent otitis
media, and tonsillitis in children with measles but of no
benefit for conjunctivitis or gastro-enteritis read more

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Here comes the answer 59th…the visual and hearing loss

Here comes the answer 59th…the visual and hearing loss

We are of the opinion that after every prescription or physician office visit, the patient must see the pharmacist, and any subsequent visit, while on initial drug, the patient should first be assessed by a

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Here comes the answer 58th..who wants to be a millionaire

Here comes the answer 58th..who wants to be a millionaire

On Monday, a pharmacist got a call from somebody on the hot sit, well see what the pharmacist answered
You: hello..hello..

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