Meet Kate Byrd, PharmD

Kate Byrd, PharmD, is a highly accomplished Medical Writer with a strong background in pharmacy and an unwavering commitment to producing accurate, informative content.

After earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree, Kate embarked on her career as a Medical Writer, where she has since gained valuable experience in developing evidence-based content that translates complex medical information into easy-to-understand articles.

We are thrilled to announce that Kate is now bringing her expertise and dedication to the medical writing team at Pharmacists.org. Her passion for empowering readers with reliable and accessible health information aligns perfectly with our mission, making her a valuable addition to our team.

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☝️☝️Over 50+ medical, health, and wellness articles and product reviews authored, reviewed by, or researched by Kate. 

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Articles by Kate Byrd, PharmD

Medical articles authored by, reviewed by, researched by, or edited by Kate Byrd, PharmD.

What is Clindamycin Phosphate?

What is Clindamycin Phosphate?

Clindamycin phosphate is a salt form of the antibiotic medicine clindamycin. Clindamycin phosphate provides coverage for bacteria that are resistant to erythromycin, methicillin, or penicillin. Clindamycin is used to treat acne, also known as acne vulgaris, as well as other bacterial infections. Let's take a closer look at what it is and how it can help you!

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What Are the Side Effects of Clindamycin?

What Are the Side Effects of Clindamycin?

Like all medications, clindamycin has a wide array of side effects; these vary in how often they occur, common vs. rare, and how serious they are, mild to severe. Before talking about side effects, though, it is important to understand what clindamycin is and its possible uses. 

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What Is Minocycline?

What Is Minocycline?

Minocycline is a second-generation antibiotic in the tetracycline class of antibiotics. Second-generation, in this case, means that it is a semi-synthetic compound;

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Perimenopause 101: How to Create Hormonal Harmony

Perimenopause is a transitional time before the onset of menopause. Most women experience symptoms related to perimenopause in their 40’s and 50’s, but sometimes it can start in their late 30’s. Symptoms fall on a spectrum; and can include irregular menstrual cycles, irritability, and hot flashes. Relief comes in the form of hormonal balance, achieved by taking care of yourself, and getting professional help if necessary.

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PMDD

More Than PMS: Could it Be PMDD?

PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) is a more severe form of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). The symptoms can cause extreme mood shifts that negatively impact relationships, both at work and home. Knowledge of this disorder and where to find help are integral parts of fighting this devastating disease. 

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Understanding Melasma Treatments

Understanding Melasma Treatments

Melasma is a skin conition that is characterized by hyperpigmented spots on the skin. Melasma is sometimes referred to as chloasma. The spots are most frequently found on the face and can vary in color from barely visible light-brown spots to more visible dark brown spots, and in some cases, the spots can show up in a blue-gray tone. There are several treatment options available to help reduce the appearance of dark spots.

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An Introduction to Hyperpigmentation Treatments

An Introduction to Hyperpigmentation Treatments

Many people with dark patches or brown spots on their skin look for treatments to get rid of them. These spots are areas of hyperpigmentation, and you are not alone in dealing with them. Fortunately, there are several treatment options to get rid of these troublesome areas, including topicals, chemical peels, laser treatments, and more.

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Hyperpigmentation and Acne

Hyperpigmentation and Acne

Acne is the most common skin condition that affects people of all ages. In fact, roughly 80 percent of people ages 11 to 30 have experienced acne of some kind. This means that many people will also develop dark spots where their acne once was. This is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).

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How to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation

How to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation, or dark spots on the skin, can be tricky to get rid of. If you are dealing with this condition, you are not alone. Many people struggle with this common condition. The good news is there are a number of treatments that can help lighten your skin and get rid of the pesky brown spots on your face and other areas of the body. Many are available over-the-counter (OTC) or as a prescription given by a dermatologist. 

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Reviews by Kate Byrd, PharmD

Medical Brand Reviews authored by, reviewed by, researched by, or edited by Kate Byrd, PharmD.

Hers Hair Review: Are Their Hair Loss Products Effective?

Hers is one telemedicine company looking to provide women with a solution for hair loss. The products found in their Hers Complete Hair Kit look to do just that, from hair regrowth to hair strengthening. 

But are their products effective? Do these products actually work? This review contains everything you need to know to answer these questions.


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Hello Wisp Reviews: Birth Control, UTIs, STD Tests & More

Wisp is a company that offers direct to consumer healthcare focusing on reproductive and sexual health. Find out how it rates and if you should try it.

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The Pill Club Reviews: Are Their Birth Control Products Legit?

The Pill Club is a birth control provider that seeks to remove barriers to womens healthcare. Read on to see if their products are actually worth it.

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Hers Mental Health Review: Is This Online Service Worth It?

Hers is one of many online mental health services. Read on to find out if this one stands out from the pack or if it just blends in with the crowd.


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Found Rx Weight Loss Review: Is a Prescription Worth It?

Obesity affects over 70% of the population. Learn how Found Health, Inc. is changing some patients; weight loss journeys.


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Cove Migraine Review: Are These Medications Effective?

Cove is a telemedicine company that provides personalized treatment for migraine sufferers, but are their medications effective? We provide you with an honest review.


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Because Market Review: Are These Incontinence Products Effective?

Because Market is an online company focused on providing support for older adults who suffer from incontinence, but do their products really work?


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BetterHelp Review: Is It Right for You?

BetterHelp.com is a convenient, affordable online mental health service that is best suited to patients who want to improve their quality of life and work through issues that might be holding them back through online counseling. BetterHelp.com does not offer official diagnoses or prescriptions.


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Lemonaid Health Reviews: What To Know Before You Buy

Lemonaid Health is one company looking to bring affordable telemedicine to all. Here are a few things you need to know before you take the plunge.


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