Real Life Pharmacology - Pharmacology Education for Health Care Professionals

Real Life Pharmacology - Pharmacology Education for Health Care Professionals

Latest Episodes

Acyclovir Pharmacology
September 12, 2019

On this episode "Acyclovir Pharmacology" I discuss the mechanism of action, important monitoring parameters, and drug interactions with acyclovir. I discuss why acyclovir has to be dosed so many times per day.

Benzodiazepine Pharmacology
September 05, 2019

Benzodiazepines act by enhancing the effect of GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter. Benzodiazepines can cause confusion, sedation, and respiratory depression. There are many potential indications for benzodiazepines.

Celecoxib Pharmacology
August 29, 2019

Celecoxib is easy to remember as its mechanism of action is "COX"-2 Inhibition. This can result in result in reduced prostaglandin formation and help with pain and inflammation. Kidney function is important to monitor in our patient on celecoxib.

August 15, 2019

Dolutegravir is an integrase inhibitor that is used in the management of HIV infection/ Carbamazepine along with other enzyme inducers can substantially lower the concentrations of dolutegravir. Dolutegravir can potentially increase blood sugars,...

Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Injection Pharmacology
August 08, 2019

On this podcast episode, I cover medroxyprogesterone acetate injection pharmacology (DMPA or Depo-Provera) Medroxyprogesterone acetate injection is given every three months for the prevention of pregnancy.

Budesonide Formoterol Pharmacology
August 01, 2019

Budesonide/formoterol inhalation is sold under the brand name Symbicort. Budesonide/formoterol is a combination agent that is used in the management of COPD and asthma. Budesonide/formoterol is a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid and long-...

Benztropine Pharmacology
July 25, 2019

Benztropine is a highly anticholinergic medication that is primarily used for movement disorders. Antipsychotics can cause extrapyramidal adverse effects that can help be managed with benztropine. Because benztropine is highly anticholinergic,

Budesonide Pharmacology (Oral and Rectal Formulations)
July 18, 2019

Budesonide is a corticosteroid that can be given orally or rectally for management of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Because budesonide has a high first pass metabolism, the relative impact of systemic effects may be less than other steroids...

Cimetidine Pharmacology
July 11, 2019

Cimetidine blocks histamine 2 receptors which can suppress acid production and reduce symptoms of heartburn. One of the major downsides to cimetidine is that it has a ton of drug interactions. I discuss many of the common ones in this episode.

Clopidogrel Pharmacology
July 04, 2019

Clopidogrel is an antiplatelet agent that is often used in combination with aspirin to help reduce the risk of an MI. The risk of bleed is a high priority with the use of clopidogrel. Patients must be monitored for signs and symptoms of bleeding and...