Travoprost Pharmacology

On this episode, I discuss travoprost pharmacology, adverse effects, administration, and much more on this podcast episode.

Travoprost is used to reduce intraocular pressure in the management of glaucoma. I discuss the mechanism of action and adverse effects.

Travoprost is a prostaglandin analog that can help reduce intraocular pressure and reduce the risk of the potential complication of blindness.

Growth of eyelashes is a unique adverse effect associated with travoprost.

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Isotretinoin Pharmacology Podcast

On this episode, I discuss isotretinoin pharmacology, side effects, drug interactions, and much more.

The iPLEDGE program is in place to ensure that pregnant patients do not receive this medication. I discuss this in more detail on this episode.

Sun sensitivity is an important adverse effect that patients should be aware of during seasons of high sun exposure.

Hepatic issues, myalgia, and psychiatric changes are rare adverse effects associated with isotretinoin.

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Azelastine Nasal Spray Pharmacology Podcast

On this episode of the RLP podcast, I discuss azelastine nasal spray pharmacology, adverse effects, administration, and much more!

While most nasal sprays for allergic rhinitis are corticosteroids, azelastine is classified as an antihistamine.

Systemic absorption of azelastine is about 40%, so while not common, systemic adverse effects like sedation can happen.

On this podcast episode, I use azelastine to remind you about important education points regarding the use of nasal sprays.

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Fluticasone Nasal Pharmacology

Fluticasone (Flonase) is a nasal corticosteroid that is used in the management of allergic rhinitis.

A primary adverse effect that I have seen in practice with fluticasone is the risk for nose bleeds.

Flonase can have some interactions via CYP3A4. Inhibitors of CYP3A4 like clarithromycin can increase concentrations.

While the risk for systemic exposure is low with nasal fluticasone, long-term, high dose, and frequent use should be monitored appropriately.

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Latanoprost Pharmacology

Latanoprost is a prostaglandin F2 analog that can help reduce intraocular pressure and manage glaucoma.

Excessive eyelash growth is a potential adverse effect of latanoprost, although some patients may appreciate this.

Patients with a lighter color iris may notice that their eyes are turning more brown with the chronic use of latanoprost.

Corticosteroids are known to increase intraocular pressure and potentially oppose the beneficial effects of latanoprost.

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