Top 200 Drugs Podcast – Drugs 1-5

On this episode of the Real Life Pharmacology Podcast, I start my journey on summarizing the most highly testable pearls with the top 200 medications. I’m going through the top 200 medications, 5 drugs at a time, and sharing my experience and clinically relevant information about these medications.

Escitalopram is an SSRI that can cause serotonin syndrome, sexual dysfunction, and SIADH.

Simvastatin is a cholesterol medication that can cause myopathy and rhabdomyolysis.

Levothyroxine is a thyroid hormone replacement medication that has numerous binding drug interactions.

Vicodin is a brand name combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It is an opioid combined with and OTC analgesic.

Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor used for hypertension that can cause a chronic dry cough and hyperkalemia.

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Magnesium Pharmacology

Magnesium Pharmacology

On this episode, I discuss magnesium pharmacology and the clinical applications. Magnesium plays numerous important functions in the body and you may see patients take these supplements under the direction of a healthcare professional and sometimes on their own.

It is very important to remember that magnesium can cause GI upset and diarrhea. This is often overlooked in our polypharmacy patient.

Magnesium can accumulate in renal disease. This is important to remember especially in patients who have a tendency to take a lot of supplements without discussing them with a healthcare professional.

PPI’s are a notorious cause of low magnesium. Loop diuretics can increase magnesium excretion and also cause low magnesium levels.

Magnesium can bind up numerous drugs reducing concentrations and leading to treatment failure. A few examples include quinolone antibiotics, tetracycline antibiotics, and levothyroxine.

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