Gunda Siska, PharmD
Gunda Siska, PharmD
Gunda Siska, PharmD, has worked in various fields within the pharmaceutical industry as a licensed pharmacist for more than 20 years. She is currently a staff hospital pharmacist assisting nurses and doctors with drug prescribing, administration, and dispensing, as well as independently monitoring and dosing highly toxic and dangerous drugs. For 2 years, she was concurrently a consultant pharmacist for skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes. Dr. Siska is a member of the New Mexico Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Follow her on Twitter @GundaSiska
Aug 19, 2019 @04:04 PM
What is causing this person to cough up blood after he quit smoking cigarettes and a tobacco pipe?

Aug 12, 2019 @12:57 PM
What is causing the suspicious MRI results?

Aug 4, 2019 @06:00 PM
Researchers find anticholinergic drugs may cause vascular dementia.

Jul 29, 2019 @02:00 PM
Why is this healthy young man getting severe brain fog?

Jul 22, 2019 @01:00 PM
Why does this woman have excessive facial and neck movements?

Jul 15, 2019 @01:00 PM
What caused this eye operation to have complications?

Jul 13, 2019 @02:00 PM
Which products on the market have the best data?

Jul 8, 2019 @01:00 PM
Why is this healthy young man getting frequent food poisoning?

Jul 1, 2019 @01:00 PM
What is causing excessive bruising in a patient?

Jun 24, 2019 @01:00 PM
Why did the doctor lower this patient's gabapentin dose?

Jun 17, 2019 @03:00 PM
Why does this patient have a fever, but no signs of an infection?

Jun 3, 2019 @01:19 PM
Which oral medication is used to treat warts in children?

May 27, 2019 @12:00 PM
What is causing the visual distrubances in this young man?

May 20, 2019 @01:22 PM
Why is a woman's health declining, and she's turning yellow?

May 16, 2019 @02:54 PM
When both of these compounds are in abundant supply, good things happen.

May 6, 2019 @01:00 PM
How did a man with low sperm county get his wife pregnant?

May 5, 2019 @02:00 PM
Can omega 3 oils calm inflamation?

Apr 30, 2019 @04:00 PM
The best natural supplements become drugs.

Apr 29, 2019 @02:00 PM
Why did this person develope renal failure?

Apr 25, 2019 @01:47 PM
One reason to recommend vitamin C is for skin health and chronic wound healing.

Apr 17, 2019 @09:17 PM
Antioxidants can be used to improve certain health conditions.

Apr 15, 2019 @01:00 PM
Why is this patient listing ciprofloxacin as an allergy?

Apr 10, 2019 @01:08 PM
What is an antioxidant, and how do they affect our health?

Apr 8, 2019 @01:26 PM
Why is this woman taking a drug used to treat prostate problems?

Apr 3, 2019 @06:00 PM
Melatoin is an antioxidant and stimulates growth receptors in the skin and hair.

Apr 1, 2019 @02:00 PM
Why did this patient's warfarin dose triple?

Mar 18, 2019 @01:00 PM
What landed this young man in critical condition, in the burn unit?

Mar 11, 2019 @03:34 PM
What is causing the mysterious pain in this man's leg?

Mar 4, 2019 @03:00 PM
What is causing this woman's anxiety, trembling hands, and sweating?

Feb 25, 2019 @02:00 PM
Why is this patient requesting the flu vaccine in the middle of June?

Feb 20, 2019 @10:26 PM
Probiotics are misuderstood in their mechanisms of actions.

Feb 18, 2019 @02:00 PM
What is causing this young, healthy woman to lose her hair?

Feb 11, 2019 @02:00 PM
Can you solve why this lady had a mysterious heart attack?

Feb 4, 2019 @02:00 PM
Why is this customer unable to walk?

Jan 28, 2019 @03:00 PM
Can you solve the pharmaceutical mystery? 

Nov 16, 2018 @09:23 PM
When fish oils are given to the general public, there was not a reduction of major cardiovascular events. Among subgroups,  differences were noted. 

May 7, 2018 @02:00 PM
National Nurses Week runs each year, May 6-12.

Apr 18, 2018 @02:14 PM
You can 'fake it' until you 'make it,' but for the long run, you want to be the real deal. 

Mar 2, 2018 @03:54 PM
We all make important interventions as pharmacists, but we don’t make front page headlines.

Feb 23, 2018 @05:49 PM
Silly things happen in the Pharmacy

Jan 31, 2018 @06:00 PM
Helping patients choose the best probiotics for their needs: an update

Jan 16, 2018 @09:03 AM
No, this is not a rundown of adult beverages but a handy guide to medications that are potentially inappropriate for older adults.

Dec 6, 2017 @04:06 AM
This chart provides a simple way to answer questions that pharmacists will receive this winter.

Nov 14, 2017 @05:09 AM
Direct-acting oral anticoagulants, alternatives to warfarin, may be less dangerous, but pharmacists still must help keep patients safe.

Oct 3, 2017 @03:16 AM
Here is one pharmacist's plan to strive for more excellence professionally.

Sep 18, 2017 @02:41 AM
Grapefruit juice is not the only juice pharmacists should mention to patients.

Aug 14, 2017 @02:28 AM
All drugs are both good and bad. Know both sides of the story.

Jun 21, 2017 @02:45 AM
All drugs are good and bad depending on the situation.

May 23, 2017 @11:54 AM
As we age our bodies become less efficient at making vitamin D.

May 15, 2017 @02:24 AM
A follow up to an earlier column.

May 8, 2017 @02:17 AM
I was asked these questions as a student, now I'm giving you the answers.

May 1, 2017 @01:47 AM
Vitamins and Minerals are natural, but they are not always safe in UNnatural doses from synthetic forms

Apr 26, 2017 @05:36 AM
Do you get questions you avoid answering? I cringe when asked this question.

Apr 20, 2017 @02:46 AM
Our bodies are smarter than us. We would turn into a stone statue if it absorbed all the calcium we consumed.

Apr 10, 2017 @01:59 AM
Meaning for work is essential to our happiness. How to creat that now.

Mar 29, 2017 @05:53 AM
If you could go back in time and mentor yourself, what would you say?

Mar 21, 2017 @02:33 AM
Metformin saves lives

Mar 20, 2017 @04:55 AM
The antidote to stress is finding humor and counting our blessings.

Mar 8, 2017 @02:23 AM
His is the epitome of health perfection, but almost died of a heart attack.

Mar 7, 2017 @05:51 AM
Encouragment for Pharmacy Personale

Mar 1, 2017 @04:40 AM
Natural products in unnatural doses can cause problems

Feb 13, 2017 @02:34 AM
Statins save lives

Jan 30, 2017 @02:46 AM
When people tell me to stop promoting drugs and start promoting lifestyle

Jan 19, 2017 @03:29 AM
Aspirin can save lives from certain types of cancer related deaths, and prevent certain types of cancers from occuring

Jan 11, 2017 @02:17 AM
The intravenous and oral form of NAC are used to protect and restore the body before and after it has been exposed to chemicals.

Jan 13, 2016 @02:43 AM
The world is a better place as a result of vaccines, but we cannot force patients to receive them.

Jan 6, 2016 @03:24 AM
The best way to reduce health care spending is to teach patients how to optimize their health and slow the aging process.

Dec 21, 2015 @02:40 AM
The dietary supplement used most often in the hospital is magnesium, a mineral that saves lives.

Dec 3, 2015 @11:01 AM
What other vitamin deficiencies are lurking among us?

Nov 12, 2015 @09:38 AM
Patients take acetaminophen and ibuprofen for minor pain and fever, but are they interchangeable?

Oct 21, 2015 @04:41 AM
There has been a lot of talk about all of the amazing things probiotics can offer.

Oct 6, 2015 @09:12 AM
If you read clinical trial results carefully, then you will find a pattern in the results for vitamins.