Helen Allen

Helen Allen

BPharm, Clin Dip

Qualified as a Pharmacist in 1979

3 years as the drug information leaflets' author for EMIS.

Over twenty years' experience working in primary and secondary care pharmacies in the fields of acute medicine, elective surgery, care of the elderly, oncology, gynaecology, obstetrics, neonatology, paediatrics and toxicology.

Previously one of a core team of pharmacists implementing and maintaining a decision support database for EMIS primary care systems.

Recent articles

Nepafenac eye drops (Nevanac) Medicines and Drugs

Tell your doctor before using these drops if you are allergic to aspirin or to medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Use one …

Bromfenac eye drops (Yellox) Medicines and Drugs

Tell your doctor before using these drops if you are allergic to aspirin or to medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Use one …

Capecitabine tablets (Xeloda) Medicines and Drugs

You will be prescribed capecitabine tablets by a specialist doctor. Swallow your doses with a drink of water. They should be taken within 30 minutes of …

Potassium citrate for cystitis (Cystopurin, Effercitrate, Cymaclear) Medicines and Drugs

If you are pregnant or have a medical condition, you should always see a doctor if you think you have cystitis. Follow the dosage instructions on the …

Sodium citrate for cystitis (Canesten Oasis, Cymalon, Cystitis Relief, Cystocalm) Medicines and Drugs

If you are pregnant or have a medical condition, you should always see a doctor if you think you have cystitis. Follow the dosage instructions on the …