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Pharmacy/Plavix - loss of appetite/taste


mrt wrote at 2016-04-17 21:26:40
I have had a pacemaker inserted over a year ago and went on Plavix and for some I have been left on it longer than usual. About the same I started to lose my appetite and lost a lot of weight. I was taken off Plavix for the past week or so since I am due another operation soon. My appetite is back with a vengeance.???


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Dr. Tara Kompare, Pharm.D.


I can answer a broad range of questions related to community pharmacy practice. My particular interests include childrens` health and safe medication use for seniors. As the mother of two small children, I am quite knowledgable on many parenting issues from how to handle a baby with colic to how to get kids to take their medicine. With regards to medication use in seniors, I can answer questions about adverse effects, drugs to generally avoid in that population, and disease management issues.


I entered the world of pharmacy as a technician for approximately six years. I then went on to receive my Doctor of Pharmacy degree and now work for the Federal Government as an outpatient pharmacist.

Drug Topics Feb.2006 edition ("Why a Kiddie Corner Makes Sense"),
I also recently submitted an article to Pharmacy Times entitled "How to Help Parents Cope With Colic" which is scheduled for publication in the near future.

B.S. Biology (Old Dominion University 1997)
Pharm.D.(Virginia Commonwealth University 2002)

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