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”.


Antihypertensive Drug Interactions Podcast – Episode 316

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:54 — 6.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreOn this podcast episode, I discuss some of the most common antihypertensive drug interactions you need to know. One major interaction I discuss is the trifecta of a diuretic, an ACE or ARB, and an NSAID. This …

Teplizumab For Diabetes Episode 315 – Real Life Pharmacology Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:37 — 14.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTeplizumab is a relatively new agent that helps delay the progression of type 1 diabetes. It slows the rate of beta-cell destruction in the pancreas. Teplizumab is associated with cytokine release syndrome which can result in flu-like …

Captopril Pharmacology Podcast – Episode 314

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:40 — 13.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreOn this podcast episode, I discuss captopril pharmacology, kinetics, interactions, and much more! Captopril is an ACE Inhibitor. It can cause hyperkalemia, cough, and renal impairment. One of the notable issues with captopril is its relatively short …

Free Resources and About

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 numerous Amazon #1 best sellers, and is the author of the #1 clinical pharmacy blog, Meded101.com.  In addition, he actually works 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.

Since his time as a student and taking a nursing pharmacology course himself, Eric’s always had a soft spot for nursing professionals and their struggles with pharmacology. In addition to the free podcast, please take advantage of these Free Nursing Pharmacology Practice Questions.

Free Top 200 Study Guide (31 Pages)

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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