Carbidopa/Levodopa Pharmacology RLP Episode 031

On today’s episode, I talk about the pharmacology of carbidopa/levodopa.  We cover drug interactions, adverse effects, mechanism of action and why is this drug dose so frequently? Hope you enjoy the show and take advantage of our FREE giveaway, simply for following the show!

Aldosterone Antagonist Pharmacology RLP Episode 030

On today’s episode, I discuss spironolactone and eplerenone.  We cover the mechanism of action, monitoring parameters, adverse effects, and of course notable drug interactions.  Enjoy the show and please take advantage of our FREE giveaway by following the podcast via email!

Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen Pharmacology RLP Episode 029

On this episode, I discuss the pharmacology of hydrocodone.  We also cover adverse effects, clinical use, and important genetic and drug interactions.  Enjoy the show and don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast and receive a couple of free gifts!

Gabapentin and Pregabalin Pharmacology Episode 28

On today’s episode, I breakdown the pharmacology of gabapentin and pregabalin and what you will see in clinical practice.  These drugs are most often utilized for pain syndromes.  I cover adverse effects, drug interactions, drug/disease interactions, mechanism of action in this episode.

Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim RLP Episode 026

On this episode, I discuss sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. We cover mechanism of action, adverse effects, and some really important, clinically relevant drug interactions.  Hope you enjoy the show and be sure to take advantage of our FREE 31 page PDF document on the highly testable pearls of the Top 200 Drugs.  A great resource for any nursing, pharmacy, or midlevel, or med student!

Urinary Anticholinergics RLP Episode 25

In this episode I discuss urinary anticholinergics and their effects.  I cover mechanism of action, side effects, clinical practice pearls, and of course some drug interactions to look out for.  Enjoy the episode and be sure to check out our free 31 page pharmacology study guide!

Thiazide and Thiazide Like Diuretics RLP Episode 24

Thiazide diuretics are well-known to help with edema and hypertension.

Thiazides need to monitored for electrolyte imbalances. Hypokalemia is a real and significant possibility.

Thiazide diuretics can also raise uric acid which can impact our patients with gout. Pay attention to use in this patient population.

I also cover drug interactions and the mechanism of action of thiazide diuretics on this episode.

Enjoy the show!

Short Acting Beta Agonists RLP Episode 023

On this episode we are going to break down the pharmacology of albuterol and levalbuterol.  Other items addressed;

  • Difference between beta-agonists and beta-blockers
  • Rule of 2
  • Administration pearls and clinical practice problems

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