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Sinemet Clinical Pearls

Sinemet Clinical Pearls

Carbidopa/levodopa (Sinemet) is used for managing motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Levodopa is a dopamine precursor used to replenish depleted dopamine levels associated with PD. Unfortunately, levodopa isn’t effective alone as it is broken down before...
Indication Guides Dosing – Primidone and Escitalopram

Indication Guides Dosing – Primidone and Escitalopram

There are numerous examples of where the indication guides dosing. It is important as a pharmacist to remember this when you see unusual doses. I wanted to share a couple of examples that I came across recently. Escitalopram When using psychiatric medications, we must...
Life Threatening Morphine Errors

Life Threatening Morphine Errors

This is a topic that can’t wait anymore. Math. I said it, please don’t stop reading, this may help you or someone you care about prevent a devastating medication error. While most medications errors do not impact patient health, there is a medication error I see...