Helen Allen

Helen Allen

Pharmacist, Medical Author

BPharm Clin Dip

Helen Allen qualified as a Pharmacist in 1979 and spent 3 years as the drug information leaflets' author for EMIS.

Helen has 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.

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

Recent articles

Medicines and Drugs

Edoxaban tablets (Lixiana) Medicines and Drugs

You will have been prescribed edoxaban either to treat a harmful clot that has formed in a blood vessel, or to prevent one from forming. Take one dose …

Medicines and Drugs

Tenofovir for hepatitis B infection (Viread) Medicines and Drugs

Tenofovir is an antiviral medicine. You will have been prescribed it for chronic hepatitis B infection. It is important to take it regularly every day. …

Medicines and Drugs

Dolutegravir for HIV (Tivicay) Medicines and Drugs

Clinical Author's Note ( Michael Stewart ) 29/06/2018 : dolutegravir may harm an unborn child. Women who can become pregnant must use …

Medicines and Drugs

Stavudine for HIV (Zerit) Medicines and Drugs

Stavudine slows the progress of HIV infection. It is one of a number of medicines that you will need to take regularly. For maximum effect, take your …

Medicines and Drugs

Cobicistat tablets for HIV (Tybost) Medicines and Drugs

Cobicistat is one of a number of medicines that you will need to take regularly for HIV. Take one tablet each day. Swallow the tablet with a drink of …