Acyclovir Pharmacology

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.

Acyclovir can inhibit CYP1A2 which can impact a few drugs. I discuss a couple of those examples on this podcast episode.

GI effects are one of the more common side effects of acyclovir.

Rarely, neuropathy and nephropathy can be part of the adverse effect profile of acyclovir. I discuss this further on this episode.

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Oseltamivir Pharmacology

Oseltamivir is an antiviral agent that is indicated for the treatment and prophylaxis of influenza.

It is important to remember that oseltamivir is cleared at least in part by the kidney and dose adjustments should be made based upon kidney function.

There is a low potential that oseltamivir could contribute to psych issues like delirium.

Probenecid has the potential to raise the concentrations of oseltamivir.

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