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Kristen A. Binaso, RPh, CCP, FASCP

Kristen A. Binaso, RPh, CCP, FASCPKristen A. Binaso, RPh, CCP, FASCP

Pharmacist

Pharmacy

423 Answers30 Followers6,136 Helpful Answer Votes
 

Bio

Kristen A. Binaso, RPh, CCP, FASCP is the senior director, corporate alliances for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) in Washington, D.C. APhA is the largest and oldest national professional society of pharmacists with more than 62,000 members nationwide. Her group is responsible for helping the pharmaceutical industry reach pharmacists on a variety of different issues through APhA products and services.

Binaso is a 1997 graduate of Rutgers, The State University, College of Pharmacy and a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Binaso is passionate about geriatric care and is certified as a consultant pharmacist in New Jersey. She serves as an invited speaker and instructor at various national conferences, activities, and events. She has extensive background in recruitment and pharmacy operations in the retail sector with CVS/Pharmacy and Rite-Aid. Binaso is also certificate-trained in immunizations and is an APhA media advisor.

Credentials

Organization Affiliations:
  • American Pharmacists Association
 

My Answers

A. Unfortunately, sleep aids are not recommended for use in pregnant women. There are some "best practices" that you may want to try such as...
A. I always get questions like this in my practice setting and I am more than happy to assist since pharmacists are the medication experts. We do not...
A. You should be able to take all of these. The most important one is the penicillin, which will treat any possible infection that you may have. It is...
A. Based on the fact that you are having so much pain, and that you don't want to walk, I would advise seeing a doctor or health care provider...
A. Due to the fact that you are pregnant, your options are limited. I would also like to ask what you mean by "sinus infection" as a symptom...
A. Valtrex is a pregnancy Category B, which means it can be used during pregnancy but only under physician supervision and only if it is truly needed.
A. We do not have enough data to justify use of fexofenadine in pregnant women, so I would advise speaking with your doctor first. Also, this is used...
A. There are not many choices when you are pregnant with a cold. As a pharmacist, I would also need to ask you some additional questions about your...
A. Methylprednisolone is a pregnancy Category C drug. We do not have adequate human studies to determine what the effects are, so it needs to be a case...
A. Thanks for the question. Aspirin is a very risky medication to use during pregnancy -- its use is generally cautioned in the 1st and 2nd trimester...
A. This is an interesting question since AZO is not used for kidney stones. It is an analgesic used in treating urinary tract infections. I would advise...
A. Based on three medications I am unaware of anything such as a side-effect of that happening. But I would question this patient as to why they are on...
A. This is one area that we just don't have enough data yet. Ginger kind of falls in the category of being a vitamin and herbal supplement. It is...
A. Anytime that a pharmacist hears that there is blood in the stools, I want to immediately tell people you need to get that checked out by a physician...
A. This is actually a side-effect of the medication working and drowsiness will actually continue as long as you are taking the medicine, it will not...