No matter the healthcare profession, pharmacology is likely one of the most challenging courses you will ever take.  The Real Life Pharmacology podcast was born out of the idea that students and young healthcare professionals don’t get enough real world experience prior to going out on their own.  Pharmacology in college is often taught by professors who haven’t worked in the real world in decades.  In addition to helping you understand pharmacology and pass exams, the Real Life Pharmacology podcast will help you get a sense of what actually happens in “real life”.


Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Pharmacology Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:08 — 6.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreIn this podcast episode, I discuss thiamine pharmacology and its important role in energy production. In patients with alcohol use disorder, thiamine deficiency can be somewhat common. Wernicke’s encephalopathy can result from thiamine deficiency in …

Dutasteride (Avodart) Pharmacology Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:20 — 10.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreDutasteride (Avodart) is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. I discuss the pharmacology, adverse effects, and drug interactions on this podcast. Dutasteride reduces the size of the prostate over time. It takes a significant amount of time to …

Prazosin (Minipress) Pharmacology Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:41 — 5.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreOn this episode, I discuss prazosin pharmacology, adverse effects, drug interactions and much more. Prazosin is an alpha-blocker but lacks selectivity. A reduction in blood pressure is expected, but it is notorious for causing orthostatic …


The Real Life Pharmacology podcast was created by Eric Christianson, PharmD.  He’s been acknowledged in the Wall Street Journal, American Journal of Nursing, Pharmacy Times, written an Amazon #1 best seller, and is the author of the #1 clinical pharmacy blog, Meded101.com.  In addition, he’s actually worked in the real world with physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and other pharmacists trying to solve difficult medication related problems.  He loves to teach and share real life examples to help students and young professionals take better care of their patients.

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All subscribers to the website/podcast will get access to a 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 the podcast!  What are you waiting for?

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