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Stephanie Melby, Pharm.D.

Medical Writer and Reviewer Member of the SingleCare Medical Board
Stephanie Melby, B.S., Pharm.D., received a bachelor of science in nutrition from the University of Minnesota and a doctorate of pharmacy from the University of New England. She has seven years of experience in retail pharmacy and is certified in Medication Therapy Management (MTM). Dr. Melby resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Viibryd side effects and how to avoid them
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See Viibryd side effects

Common Viibryd side effects include gastrointestinal symptoms and insomnia. Learn how to avoid these and when to seek help for serious side effects.
Bystolic side effects and how to avoid them
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Bystolic side effects and how to avoid them

Bystolic can lower blood pressure and help reduce the risk of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events, primarily strokes and heart attacks
10 niacin benefits and its side effects
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10 niacin benefits and its side effects

Niacin is an important nutrient used to turn food into energy. Niacin benefits may include improving cholesterol, blood pressure, migraines, and more.
Singulair side effects and how to avoid them
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Singulair side effects and how to avoid them

Singulair side effects include flu-like symptoms, stomach upset, and increased risk of infection
8 non-narcotic pain meds and other pain management tips
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8 non-narcotic pain meds and other pain management tips

Opioids are only prescribed for certain types of pain. There are many non-narcotic pain meds that are safer and less addictive.
Thyroxines: Uses, common brands, and safety information
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Thyroxines: Uses, common brands, and safety information

Thyroxine is a hormone that our bodies naturally make to help with important functions like digestion, metabolic rate, muscle and heart function, brain development, body temperature, and bone health
Entresto dosage, forms, and strengths
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Entresto dosage, forms, and strengths

Entresto helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular death or hospitalization in people with chronic heart failure
Lasix side effects and how to avoid them
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Lasix side effects and how to avoid them

Lasix is a loop diuretic that eliminates water and salt from the body to help lower blood pressure
Lasix dosage, forms, and strengths
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Lasix dosage, forms, and strengths

Lasix treats high blood pressure or edema. Learn what the recommended dosage recommendations are for these conditions.
Metronidazole side effects and how to avoid them
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Metronidazole side effects and how to avoid them

Metronidazole is an antibiotic used to stop the growth of some bacterial and parasitic infections. Metronidazole is sold under the brand names Flagyl and Flagyl ER.
NuvaRing side effects and how to avoid them
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NuvaRing side effects and how to avoid them

NuvaRing can be a convenient form of birth control, but side effects like breakthrough bleeding, headaches, and weight gain are possible