Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors – RLP Episode 013

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!

DHP Calcium Channel Blockers RLP Episode – 012

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!

Digoxin Pharmacology – RLP Episode 011

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

Acetaminophen – RLP Episode 010

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 – RLP Episode 009

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!

NSAID Pharmacology RLP Episode 008

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!

Levothyroxine Pharmacology – RLP Episode 007

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.

Aminoglycoside Pharmacology Episode 006

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.