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Heather Free, PharmD

Heather Free, PharmDHeather Free, PharmD

APhA Media Spokesperson

Pharmacology

239 Answers18 Followers4,301 Helpful Answer Votes
 

Bio

Heather Free, PharmD, is an APhA media spokesperson who has been media trained and is regularly called upon for media interviews. She has been quoted in national and local print publications and local news stations, including the Rodale book List Lovers Get Healthy Guide and on News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C.

Free is a graduate of The Ohio State University and completed a PGY-1 Residency in Primary Practice with Emphasis in Community Pharmacy Settings with the University of Maryland. She is active within the American Pharmacist Association, participating with the New Practitioner Program.

Credentials

Organization Affiliations:
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • University of Maryland
  • Pharmacist-in-Charge, BioScrip Pharmacy, Washington, D.C
 

My Answers

A. Great question! It is important to watch what over-the-counter medications are taken with prescription medications. Steroids, such as prednisone, can...
A. You should not expose yourself to the sun without using sunscreen while being on isotretinoin. Isotretinoin is a photosensitive medication, making...
A. Multivitamins are not stimulants; therefore, they will not keep you up at night. Being compliant is important. If it works best for you in the...
A. Diphenhydramine, is a  commonly used OTC product. It is an antihistamine medication with one side-effect profile of drowsiness. It is found as...
A. Yes, they can. So it is very important that you always check with your health-care provider or pharmacist before taking anything new. Make sure you...
A. Believe it or not, you can actually take too many vitamins, and they can build up in your body and cause toxicity. This can happen with the "fat...
A. Vitaminwater contains only a small amount of nutrients, so it will not have an adverse affect when taken with a multivitamin. Be aware...
A. Amiodarone, a cardiovascular medication, does cause some people to turn irreversibly blue. It is important to check with a pharmacist in order to...
A. Just before a meal or just after a meal is the key. Food must be in the stomach. Twenty to 30 minutes after a meal, food may no longer be present in...
A. Yes. All vitamins should have an expiration date listed on the bottle.   If you think your bottle is too old, purchase a new bottle and write...
A. No. The machine will not denature any of your medications or interfere with their stability.
A. While the Irexis (sindafilate citrate) name is similar to that of Viagra (sildenafil citrate), it is not comparable to Viagra. There have been no...
A. The acai berry is a fruit that has more recently been marketed to have antioxidant properties. It has also been credited with other health...
A. Every medication has two names: a brand name and generic name. The brand name is only used by the company that has discovered the recipe for that...
A. Profasi is chorionic gonadotropin, also known as Chorex, Novarel, Ovidrel, and Pregnyl. This medication is used in women to aid in conception. It is...