Naltrexone Pharmacology Podcast – Episode 307

In this podcast episode, I discuss naltrexone pharmacology, adverse effects, drug interactions, and much more.

Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist and can blunt the effects of opioid agonists. Because of this, the medication can be used to manage opioid use disorder.

Hepatotoxicity is a concern of naltrexone and because of this, it is recommended to monitor LFTs.

There is an injectable, long-acting formulation of naltrexone that can be used for opioid and alcohol use disorder treatment.

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Acamprosate Pharmacology Podcast – Episode 306

On this podcast episode, I discuss acamprosate pharmacology, adverse effects, drug interactions, and much more!

Acamprosate’s most common adverse effect is diarrhea. It is a primary reason why patients will ask to stop taking this medication.

It is critical to assess renal function prior to using acamprosate. Dose adjustments are recommended when patients have a CrCl of less than 50 ml/min.

Unlike naltrexone, acamprosate avoids liver metabolism making it an alternative option in alcohol use disorder for patients who have liver impairment.

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Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Pharmacology Podcast

In this podcast episode, I discuss thiamine pharmacology and its important role in energy production.

In patients with alcohol use disorder, thiamine deficiency can be somewhat common.

Wernicke’s encephalopathy can result from thiamine deficiency in patients with alcohol use disorder.

Common symptoms from Wernicke’s encephalopathy can include confusion, lethargy, and other central nervous system issues. Thiamine replacement can help treat this issue.

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