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!
Beta-blockers are commonly used in the management of hypertension as well as rate control for atrial fibrillation. On this episode, I breakdown some of the most common agent and what to look out for. Enjoy the show!
In the episode, I break down the pharmacology of lisinopril (and all ACE inhibitors). I also outline common adverse effects, drug interactions and its role in managing hypertension. Hope you enjoy the show and please feel free to reach out with feedback!
In this episode, I talk about the most important and common adverse effects with metformin and what you will likely see in clinical practice. I also will talk about the benefits of the medication and its role in the management of type 2 diabetes. Hope you enjoy the episode!
In this introduction episode of Real Life Pharmacology, I discuss the two major reasons why I wanted to start this podcast. I also share a little bit about my background which you can also find here. Reason 1: I want to help young healthcare professionals by providing an alternative option to help them learn pharmacology. Reason 2: I have had professors in college that don't practice in the real world and really have a tough time relaying important and relevant clinical information. I...