Grace Adejuwon, B.Pharm

Grace Adejuwon joined 25 Doctors in 2019. She has a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from the Obafemi Awolowo University with many years experience in pharmaceutical care, logistics and pharmacy business management. She is also the lead pharmacist at Synapse Services Ltd, a community pharmacy. An ardent lover of nature, she delights in spending time within the pages of books. She uses her love for welding words together to educate people, especially about drugs.

Zoloft and Alcohol: Interactions, Dangers and Effects

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Generally, for people taking antidepressants, drinking alcohol is not recommended. It interacts with a number of medications,  significantly altering their effects in the body, leading to potentially fatal consequences. Alcohol itself can worsen the symptoms of depression. Zoloft is a brand of the generic drug, Sertraline. It belongs to the class of antidepressants known as …

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Cymbalta Withdrawal Symptoms and How to Ease Them

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Cymbalta is the brand name of the prescription medication Duloxetine. It belongs to the class of medication known as Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs). It is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain, generalized anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, and chronic pain. Most antidepressants can cause withdrawal symptoms– physical and mental symptoms that result when you …

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Why Does Metformin Cause Diarrhea?

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Metformin is a first-choice drug in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and belongs to the class of drugs known as Biguanides. Diabetes causes an increased blood sugar level and metformin acts to reduce blood sugar levels. However, metformin is known to cause diarrhea in many people. This side-effect is mostly noted shortly after commencing …

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Lexapro Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline and Treatment

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Lexapro is a brand of the medication Escitalopram (pronounced Es-Sye-TAL-Oh-Pram). It is an antidepressant that belongs to a class of medication known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). One of the downsides of treatment with antidepressants is having to deal with the symptoms that come from quitting the medication. All antidepressants come with unwanted effects …

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Is Gabapentin Addictive?

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Gabapentin is a prescription medication that belongs to the class of anticonvulsants, used in the treatment of epileptic seizures. It is also used in the treatment of neuropathic pain (nerve pain), and to prevent migraine in some patients. Is Gabapentin Addictive? Gabapentin is not considered to be addictive. While it may not get you addicted, …

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Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Prednisone?

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Prednisone is a synthetic steroid hormone, that is, it is formulated in the laboratory to mimic and enhance the action of natural hormones in the body called Glucocorticoids. Prednisone helps to reduce inflammation and can in the process, lower immunity. Other medications that belong to the same class as prednisone are Beclomethasone, Dexamethasone, and Hydrocortisone. …

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Wellbutrin Withdrawal: Symptoms, Treatment & More

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Wellbutrin is an antidepressant drug. It has established safety and tolerability advantages over other antidepressants and is very potent. The active pharmaceutical ingredient in Wellbutrin is Bupropion Hydrochloride. Wellbutrin Withdrawal Symptoms After taking Wellbutrin for a while, you may become dependent or ‘used to’ the drug. In other words, if you stop taking Wellbutrin suddenly …

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Lisinopril and Cough: What You Should Know

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A class of drugs well known for inducing dry coughs, a type of a cough that does not produce mucus, is called Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Lisinopril is an example of an ACE inhibitor. According to a study, about 5-35% of patients on ACE inhibitors are likely to come down with a dry, persistent …

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How Long Does Adderall Stay in Your System?

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Adderall has a potential for abuse as people without ADHD self-medicate on it to boost their physical performance and concentration. When taken in high doses, Adderall produces a sense of euphoria and increased energy levels. The drug can cause numerous side effects and behavioral issues, including euphoria, sleep disruption, mental health problems or addiction. This …

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Flomax Side Effects After Stopping

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Some conditions can cause a simple natural occurrence like urination to become problematic. Frequent urination during the day or at night, the urgent need to urinate, difficulty starting urination, dribbling at the end of urination, inability to completely empty the bladder, and a weak urine stream or a stream that stops intermittently are symptoms of …

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Augmentin And Alcohol: Do They Interact?

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The subject of alcohol– drug interaction has generated many questions in the minds of people, as they want to know how safe it is to drink while taking their medications. A few antibiotics such as metronidazole (Flagyl) when taken with alcohol, have been noted to cause an uncomfortable myriad of symptoms ranging from lightheadedness to …

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Amoxicillin And Alcohol: Do They Interact?

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Amoxicillin is a widely used antibiotic, basically because of its broad spectrum of activity, its known efficacy, and of course, its cost-effectiveness Though it is readily available, it is a prescription medication that ideally requires a doctor’s diagnosis and prescription before use. In the United States, amoxicillin ranked in the top five of commonly prescribed …

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