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Karen Berger, Pharm.D.

Medical Writer and Reviewer Member of the SingleCare Medical Board
Karen Berger, Pharm.D., graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She has 18 years of experience in retail pharmacy, in both chain and independent. Dr. Berger also has several years of experience in medical/pharmacy writing and consulting for a variety of publications, including Pharmacy Times, Drug Topics, and Doximity. She lives in northern New Jersey, where she works at an independent pharmacy.
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Bronchodilators: Uses, common brands, and safety information
Drug Info

Bronchodilators: Uses, common brands, and safety information

Bronchodilators treat and prevent asthma and COPD symptoms
Cephalosporins: Uses, common brands, and safety information
Drug Info

Cephalosporins: Uses, common brands, and safety information

Cephalosporin antibiotics treat bacterial infections such as otitis media, strep throat, UTIs, and more
What happens when you mix Zoloft and alcohol?
Drug Info

Can you mix alcohol and Zoloft?

Learn why drinking and SSRIs can be a dangerous combination
Cephalexin dosage, forms, and strengths
Drug Info

Cephalexin dosage, forms, and strengths

Cephalexin is an antibiotic that treats bacterial infections. Learn what conditions it treats, and the recommended dosages.
Cephalexin side effects and how to avoid them
Drug Info

Cephalexin side effects and how to avoid them

Cephalexin treats bacterial infections such as strep throat, respiratory tract, middle ear, UI, and skin infections
See what COVID-19 variants are in the U.S.—and what they could mean
News

COVID-19 variants in the U.S.

The mutations of coronavirus are concerning, but don’t diminish the importance of vaccination
How long do migraines last?
Health Education

How long do migraines last?

The different phases can last from hours to days
What are calcium channel blockers?
Drug Info

What are calcium channel blockers?

Calcium channel blockers, like amlodipine and felodipine, lower blood pressure and treat certain heart conditions
Progesterones: Uses, common brands, and safety information
Drug Info

Progesterones: Uses, common brands, and safety information

Progesterones are used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT), birth control drugs, and other medications
Celexa side effects and how to avoid them
Drug Info

Celexa side effects and how to avoid them

Celexa is used to treat depression in adults. It may also be used off-label to treat other conditions.
I’m immunocompromised and vaccinated for COVID-19: Here’s why my life isn’t changing
Community

The precautions I take now promise a brighter tomorrow

I’m immunocompromised and vaccinated for COVID-19
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