Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart

Pharmacist, Medical Author

BPharm, MRPharmS

Michael qualified as a pharmacist in 2000 and joined the Patient.info authoring team in 2016. 

He oversees and quality assures all the medicine leaflet content.

Michael has over 15 years’ experience working in community pharmacy and 5 years’ experience as a medical information pharmacist providing support on clinical, legal and regulatory issues. He has special interests in travel medicine and pharmacy law.  For several years he has worked as a knowledge assessor for BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science and as a training facilitator for pre-registration pharmacists.

Michael currently delivers practical medication workshops to nurses and carers in social care settings such as nursing homes and domiciliary care. Topics include medicines administration, medication errors, high-risk medicines and controlled drugs, amongst others.

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Medicines and Drugs

Co-dydramol tablets for pain relief (Paramol, Remedeine) Medicines and Drugs

Co-dydramol contains both paracetamol and dihydrocodeine. Do not take any other preparation which contains paracetamol while you are …

Medicines and Drugs

Brimonidine gel for rosacea (Mirvaso) Medicines and Drugs

The maximum recommended amount of gel to be used is five pea-sized amounts once each day. Start your treatment by using a smaller amount …

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Rimegepant for migraine headache (Vydura) Medicines and Drugs

This medicine can treat an active migraine attack and prevent future attacks from happening. For treatment of a migraine attack once it …

Medicines and Drugs

Inclisiran injection (Leqvio) Medicines and Drugs

Inclisiran injections are usually given by a healthcare professional. They are injected into the skin of your tummy (abdomen), upper arm …

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Dulaglutide for type 2 diabetes (Trulicity) Medicines and Drugs

Dulaglutide injections should be given once each week on the same day each week. Store unopened packs of dulaglutide in a fridge. …