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Pharmacist or doctor, who knows more about the prescribed drug?

I've been prescribed Cipralex, it's an anti-depressant. I'm 225 lbs. My doctor told me to take it at night, and he also asked about my weight when the topic of side-effects came up, when I responded with 225 lbs he said that my heavier build should deter any side-effects. When my mother got the pills she said that the pharmacist said that I should start with half dosage in the morning for the first couple of days. I'm leaning towards the doctor knowing more about my condition since he has my blood-work and psyche tests, on the other hand my mother argues that pharmacists know more about drugs and their side-effects. What do you think?
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:14 PM Skadebo is offline  
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generally it is best to listen to your doctor. If you have to, you can call the doctor's office to double check, rather than not doing so.
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um yeah, doctor. some of those "pharmacist" are just students/part-time workers.
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doctor hands down, oleo said it best.








they have "pharmacists" at wal-mart
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Go get the drug monograph and prescribing info yourself and read it. That's the info that is released by the drug companies and how the drug was approved by the FDA. It's the same info the doctors use. If it's not clear to you then, the you need to take that info to your doctor and/or pharmacist and ask why.
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A pharmacist is someone who goes to school to learn about drugs but a doctor goes to school *for the same amount of time as a pharmacist* to learn about drugs, surgery, illnesses, and other stuff. A pharmacist knows more about probably almost any drug than a doctor knows. The people working in teh pharmacy like a cashier probably don't know anything but if you ask for the pharmacist, even at wal-mart, they will know more than your dr.
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An actual pharmacist should know more about the drug, drug interactions, doses, etc... than a doctor.

NOT a pharmacy technician. A real pharmacist.


At Kaiser the doctor just prescribes, then a pharmacist talks to you for like 15 minutes about how to take the drug, what it does, what the side effects are, and any interactions with your current meds. Doctors just know, "OMG DEPRESSION LOL TAKE CIPRALEX."
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An actual pharmacist should know more about the drug, drug interactions, doses, etc... than a doctor.

NOT a pharmacy technician. A real pharmacist.


At Kaiser the doctor just prescribes, then a pharmacist talks to you for like 15 minutes about how to take the drug, what it does, what the side effects are, and any interactions with your current meds. Doctors just know, "OMG DEPRESSION LOL TAKE CIPRALEX."

ya i have to agree with this. I know my mom has had long talk with the pharmacist that has been at her clinic for like 15 years. MUCH more knowledgeable about the drug then the doctor. The doctor does not know how to take it and all the side effects that the drug will have, but the pharmacist does, that is his job.
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Jus to add to the above, doctors don't usually have a Merck manual on clinical pharmacology, pharmacists do.
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Hrmm good advice, thanks guys. I followed the doctor's orders though, since that's what the first several replies said but it's okay because I didn't have any extreme side-effects, just mild drowsiness.

Thanks again, I'll keep it all in mind for next time.
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um yeah, doctor. some of those "pharmacist" are just students/part-time workers.


Just because someone is standing on the other side of the counter doesn't mean they are a pharmacist
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Yeah, I know, but it was the pharmacist. Techs have "technician' written on their nametags.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:19 PM Skadebo is offline  
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I was quoting oleo. If I had to make the assumption, I would pick the pharmacist.
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Docs know best, but sometimes they make mistakes. When I had my wisdom teeth removed, the doc gave me the standard painkiller + antibiotics but after I had a secondary infection. I went for a checkup and he gave me another prescription. He opened his big book of meds and picked something out of there . When I went to the pharmacy, the pharmacist asked me "What is this for?" I never had this kind of question from a pharmacist, usually they just take the prescription and process it. "Post secondary infection after wisdom teeth removal". The pharmacist called the doc and had a small chat with him and it appears that the dosage was too low and the pharmacist noticed it.
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Anybody see that curb your enthusiasm episode?

Anyways, I would probably go with the doctor, but surely they could make mistakes just like anybody else so it doesn't hurt to have a third or fourth opinion.
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