Tamsulosin Pharmacology

On this episode of the RLP podcast, I discuss tamsulosin pharmacology.

Tamsulosin inhibits alpha receptors which helps improve urine flow in patients with BPH.

As an off-label use, you may see tamsulosin used to try to aid in the passage of renal stones.

Tamsulosin concentrations may be increased by CYP3A4 inhibitors and reduced by CYP3A4 inducers.

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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Finasteride Pharmacology

On this episode of the RLP podcast, I discuss finasteride pharmacology.

Finasteride can be used in the management of BPH or male pattern baldness.

By reducing overall androgen burden, finasteride can help to shrink the prostate and improve BPH symptoms.

Finasteride takes a long time to work, so this is an important education point for patients.

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!

Mirabegron Pharmacology

Mirabegron is a beta-3 agonist that can help relax bladder smooth muscle and manage symptoms of overactive bladder.

Mirabegron inhibits CYP2D6 which can negatively impact the effectiveness of tamoxifen. I discuss this in greater detail in the podcast.

Tramadol and codeine effectiveness can be impacted by mirabegron. Be aware of this when using this medication.

By inhibiting CYP2D6, mirabegron can increase the concentrations of many psychotropic medications such as fluoxetine, aripiprazole, clozapine, and paroxetine. I discuss this further in this episode of the podcast.

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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!

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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5-Alpha-Reductase Inhibitors RLP Episode 016

5 Alpha-Reductase Inhibitors are most often used in the setting of BPH.  I discuss mechanism of action, uses, adverse drug reactions as well as some medications that can exacerbate BPH.  Hope you enjoy the episode!

All subscribers to the website/podcast will get access to a FREE Top 200 Drug Study Guide where I highlight the 3 most highly testable pearls from each medication (this is a 31 page PDF!)  In addition, you’ll get a free 100 question pharmacology test.  Both resources are free, simply for following the podcast!  What are you waiting for? Click Here to Subscribe