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.

Recent articles

Empagliflozin tablets for diabetes (Jardiance) Medicines and Drugs

Empagliflozin reduces blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It may be prescribed on its own or with other medicines for diabetes. Remember …

Canagliflozin tablets for diabetes (Invokana) Medicines and Drugs

Canagliflozin reduces blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It may be prescribed on its own or with other diabetes medicines to lower blood …

Getting malaria tablets from your pharmacist

Getting malaria tablets from your pharmacist Feature

In July 2017 the government body that regulates medicines in the UK, the MHRA, announced its decision to re-classify a widely used antimalarial tablet as a Pharmacy …

Buccal midazolam for seizures in children (Buccolam, Epistatus) Medicines and Drugs

Buccal midazolam is given as an emergency rescue medication during an epileptic seizure (fit). Empty the contents of the pre-filled oral syringe into …

Midodrine for postural hypotension (Bramox) Medicines and Drugs

Taking midodrine will raise your blood pressure to help stop you feeling dizzy or faint. To begin with you will need to be monitored closely to make sure …