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Theodora Irene Spanos, PharmD

Pharmacist

334 Broadway Bethpage NY, 11714

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Dr. Theodora Irene Spanos, PharmD. is a top Pharmacist in Bethpage, NY. With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to her independent, comunity pharmacy, Theodora is an expert in meeting the pharmaceutical needs of her patients. Through her dedication to improve the quality of care for her patients, she is a prime example of a true leader in health care. As a leader, she is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. She embodies the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Bethpage, NY, Dr. Spanos, PharmD is a true asset to her field and dedicated to the profession of community pharmacy. 

Education and Training

St. John's University New York Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.) 2016

Provider Details

Female English, Greek
Theodora Irene Spanos, PharmD
Theodora Irene Spanos, PharmD's Expert Contributions
  • What are common side effects of Zoloft?

    Hello, I’m sorry to hear that. Those could be side effects of the medication and shouldn’t be happening. It takes 1-2 weeks to see a slight improvement when starting antidepressants and 6-8 weeks for the medication to reach its full potential. I would definitely speak to your doctor about switching to a different SSRI or another class of antidepressants. Each patient has a different response to antidepressants and you just need to find the one that works for you. Keep in mind that when it comes to antidepressants, you need to be patient. Whenever you make a change or adjust the dosage, it takes your body at least 4-6 weeks to adjust and achieve the medication’s full potential. I hope I was able to help and answered your questions! READ MORE

  • Are there side effects of attention deficit medications?

    Yes, there are side effects to all medications. The main side effects of ADHD medications are decreased appetite, weight loss, headache, insomnia and drugs dependence. Therefore, with any medication, you need to weigh the risks vs. the benefits. READ MORE

  • Is a loss of appetite a common side effect of Tylenol?

    Your loss of appetite is mostly likely due to your cold and not the Tylenol. READ MORE

  • Side effects of Tessalon Perles?

    No, they shouldn’t unless they are chewed or dissolved in the mouth, then numbing of the mouth and throat could occur and lead to choking. This is the reason why it is advised that the capsules be swallowed whole. READ MORE

  • Is it safe to get pregnant on seizure medications?

    Both medications are Pregnancy Category C, which means there are no studies in pregnant women. You would need to have a discussion with your neurologist and future OBGYN to discuss the risks vs. the benefits of taking the medications. Seizure control is critical and the risk of seizures outweighs the risk from medications. However, like I mentioned before, the risks need to be weighed against the benefits. READ MORE

  • Can antidepressants make me really tired?

    Yes, it could be a side effect of the antidepressant. I would speak with your Doctor about possibly switching to a different antidepressant that works better for you. READ MORE

  • Is Propidren suitable for me? I'm afraid it'll mess up my other hormones

    Whenever you start a supplement, you should always let your Doctor know especially one that has the potential to affect your hormones. Therefore, I wouldn’t start it unless you speak with your Doctor first. READ MORE

  • Drug Interactions with Propranolol?

    Guaifenesin has no effect on hypertension and has no interaction with Propranolol. READ MORE

  • Are there any approved anti-depressants for pregnant women?

    There are no antidepressants that are 100% safe in pregnant women. However, Lexapro is an SSRI (class of antidepressants) and it’s one of the safe medications in that class. In addition, out of all the different classes of antidepressants, SSRI’s are the most commonly used in pregnant women. Speak with your OBGYN with any further questions. READ MORE

  • Can anabolic steroids cause hair loss?

    Yes, anabolic steroids have the potential to cause hair loss. Anabolic steroids accelerate the production of the hormone DHT, which is the primary hormone involved in male pattern baldness. Propecia decreases scalp and serum DHT thus preventing male-pattern balding. Therefore, he can discuss that option with his doctor. READ MORE

  • Should I take blood pressure medicine with glaucoma?

    Depending on the antihypertensive that you are taking, you should be able to continue it if you have glaucoma. It is important to continue to keep your hypertension under control. I would advise that you speak with the doctor that prescribes your blood pressure medication as well as your ophthalmologist for further discussion. READ MORE

  • Bactrim uses?

    Bactrim would not be used for a spider bite. Spider bites could usually be self treated by cleaning the area and applying a cold pack to reduce the pain or swelling. However, if the symptoms get worse, then you should consult a physician. If your bite were to get infected, then your MD would prescribe the appropriate antibiotic. READ MORE

  • Can Oxycontin cause nausea?

    Yes, it can. Therefore, it should always be taken with food or milk. READ MORE

  • Is Xanax addictive?

    Yes, Xanax has the potential for dependence. I would definitely suggest discussing other options with your Doctor. There are antidepressants that treat anxiety, which in turn can help you sleep. READ MORE

  • Is Nexium better than Zantac?

    Nexium and Zantac are different classes of medications used to treat heartburn. One isn’t necessarily better than the other. I would start with the Zantac, and if you see that’s doesn't work for you, then take Nexium. If you have frequent heartburn, you should definitely see a gatroenterologist. You don’t want to take either other these medications for an extended period of time without seeing a Doctor to be evaluated about your issue. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Independent Community Pharmacy

Professional Memberships

  • Pharmacists Society of the State of New York  
  • Long Island Pharmacists Society  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Unicef
  • St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

Professional Society Memberships

  • New York City Pharmaceutical Society, Long Island Pharmacists Society

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Her personal motivation to help people, personal time with patients, promotes independent pharmacies

Theodora Irene Spanos, PharmD's Practice location

Bethpage Pharmacy

334 Broadway -
Bethpage, NY 11714
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