So excited about two items I'm going to share today. My Amazon Book hit #1 in the category of pharmacy just recently and I'm virtually giving it away! I cover thiazide diuretics I am giving away my 200+ page book for $0.99 through the kindle program for a VERY limited time. Hard copy is also available for less than $10 Here's the link to go check it out! It is jammed packed with case studies, drug interactions and clinical pearls that you will actually see in Real Life!! Enjoy the show!
On this episode we are going to break down the pharmacology of albuterol and levalbuterol. Other items addressed; Difference between beta-agonists and beta-blockers Rule of 2 Administration pearls and clinical practice problems Enjoy the episode and share it with your friends if you are benefitting from it!
On today's episode I talk about the dopamine agonists and their role in Parkinson's as well as RLS. I cover adverse effects, mechanism of action and drug interactions amongst other things! Enjoy! All subscribers to the website/podcast will get access to a FREE Top 200 Drug Study Guide where I highlight the 3 most highly testable pearls from each medication (this is a 31 page PDF!) In addition, you’ll get a free 100 question pharmacology test. Both resources are free, simply for following...
5 Alpha-Reductase Inhibitors are most often used in the setting of BPH. I discuss mechanism of action, uses, adverse drug reactions as well as some medications that can exacerbate BPH. Hope you enjoy the episode!
On this episode, I breakdown the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. They are the first line medication often used in the management of depression, anxiety, OCD, and other mental health disorders. I talk about drug interactions and the subtle differences between the agents. Hope you enjoy the episode!
On this episode, I discuss the pharmacology of calcium channel blockers. There is a few common side effects with these medications and they can lead to the prescribing cascade. I talk about an example in the podcast where they can cause edema which leads to a prescription for a diuretic. I also talk about a really common drug interaction. Hope you enjoy the episode, and please feel free to reach out with comments and questions!
On this episode I explain digoxin pharmacology and also run through some scenarios where I've seen digoxin toxicity actually happen. I also discuss the relationship of low potassium and how digoxin can have an exacerbated effect in this setting. Hope you enjoy the episode and please feel free to reach out and give me some feedback! Eric Christianson, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS
On this episode I discuss the basics with acetaminophen and which disease states and other medications to look out for when you have patients taking acetaminophen. Other items discussed on the podcast Mechanism of action Adverse effects Dosing Drug interactions Comparison to NSAIDs
Proton Pump Inhibitors are one of the most commonly used agents for heartburn and other GI disorders. In this episode I discuss the pharmacology, adverse effects, and a couple of really common drug interactions that are often tested on. Hope you enjoy the episode and don't forget to get your free 100 question pharmacology exam!
In this podcast episode I discuss the pharmacology of NSAIDs and the potential collateral damage that can result from these medications. We'll cover: Side effects Mechanism of Action Important Drug Interactions Pharmacokinetics between ibuprofen and naproxen Boxed Warnings Hope you enjoy the episode!
In this episode, I talk about levothyroxine pharmacology and how it is one of the most commonly prescribed medications. Levothyroxine gets converted from T4 to T3 in the body. I also talk about some of the side effects that are encountered if we oversupplement as well as what we look for as far as lab work goes. Drug interactions are important with levothyroxine and I do discuss this as well as mention a couple of really common medications that can cause issues with thyroid hormone.
On this episode, I will discuss aminoglycoside pharmacology. Gentamicin and tobramycin are the two classic examples of aminoglycosides. We will review how these medication work in the body, adverse effects, and the importance of pharmacokinetics and laboratory monitoring.
In this episode, I talk about the most commonly used statins. In my practice I see simvastatin, atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, and pravastatin used most frequent. In addition, I also discuss why statins are dosed at night, possible side effects, and important drug interactions. Statins can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events like heart attack. I mentioned cvriskcalculator.com on the podcast and wanted to give that link to you. Hope you enjoy the episode!