Empagliflozin Pharmacology

On this episode I discuss empagliflozin pharmacology and how this medication lowers blood sugar.

Empagliflozin is associated with an increased risk of genitourinary tract infections.

Be aware that patients who are prone to hypotension, may have an increased risk of this issue with empagliflozin use.

Empagliflozin has cardiovascular and renal function benefits in addition to its blood sugar lowering effects.

I discuss important drug interactions on the podcast, be sure to check out my latest project which is a 200+ page book on managing drug interactions in primary care.

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Codeine Pharmacology

On this episode, I discuss codeine pharmacology and practical clinical practice pearls.

Codeine is metabolized by CYP2D6 to the active metabolite morphine. I discuss how this can be affected by genetics as well as other medications.

Constipation is a problem with codeine and all opioids in general. Education and making a plan with patients to combat this side effect is important.

Codeine is less potent than other opioids such as fentanyl, hydromorphone, and hydrocodone.

I discuss important drug interactions on the podcast, be sure to check out my latest project which is a 200+ page book on managing drug interactions in primary care.

Be sure to check out our free Top 200 study guide – a 31 page PDF that is yours for FREE!