Loop Diuretics Pharmacology

On this episode, I cover common loop diuretics. They include furosemide, torsemide, and bumetanide.

Loop diuretics are potent agents that can help in the management of heart failure and ascites.

Loops diuretics help promote the loss of excessive fluid through the urine.

A common patient complaint from loop diuretics is that they can cause frequent urination. Because of this, we typically dose these drugs earlier in the day.

Kidney function and electrolyte monitoring is critical with the use of loop diuretics.

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Apixaban Pharmacology

On this episode, I talk about apixaban (Eliquis) pharmacology.

I also cover adverse effects like bleeding and what to monitor.

Drug interactions are a concern with apixaban and I discuss a few items that you may want to look out for.

It is important to remember that apixaban does require dose adjustments in certain situations as well.

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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!

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.

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Alpha Blockers Pharmacology RLP Episode 017

On this episode, I discuss the pharmacology and side effects of alpha blockers as well as the differences between a selective alpha blocker versus a non-selective alpha blocker. Enjoy!

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Amiodarone RLP Episode 014

On today’s episode I discuss all the unique clinical pearls associated with amiodarone (Cordarone).  Hope you enjoy the episode!

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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!

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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!

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Eric Christianson, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS