Pharmacology is one of the most challenge topics you will encounter as a healthcare professional, but it can be the most rewarding with a good understanding. Whether you are preparing to be a nurse, physician, physician assistant, pharmacist, dentist, nurse practitioner, pharmacy technician, pharmacologist, or other healthcare professional, this podcast will help you better understand pharmacology. In addition to giving you the basics like mechanism of action, side effects, drug interactions, etc., you will also be exposed to how medications actually impact patients in real life. In the Real Life Pharmacology podcast, Eric Christianson, PharmD shares his real world experiences about how a medication's mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects, and drug interactions can actually impact patients in both a positive and a potentially negative way. Eric Christianson PharmD is the author of the popular clinical pharmacy blog Meded101.com. People who are passionate about nursing, medicine, or pharmacy will find this podcast beneficial in helping them prepare for passing exams. This podcast is for educational purposes only and is not medical advice or intended to be a substitute for medical advice. Please seek advice from your pharmacist or primary care provider if you have questions about medications that you are taking.
Methadone Pharmacology Podcast
In this podcast episode, I discuss methadone pharmacology, adverse effects, drug interactions, and pharmacokinetics.
Methadone is a full opioid agonist that may be used for pain management and opioid use disorder.
Transitioning from methadone to another opioid is complicated. I discuss conversion in this podcast episode.
Methadone can increase the risk of QTc prolongation and also has a lot of drug interactions. I discuss them in detail in this podcast episode.
Meperidine Pharmacology Podcast
On this podcast episode, I discuss meperidine pharmacology, adverse effects, pharmacokinetics, drug interactions, and much more!
Meperidine is an opioid that is seldom used due to neurotoxicity. I describe how this can happen in this podcast episode.
Meperidine has numerous drug interactions and using a CYP3A4 inhibitor may increase the risk for toxicity.
Seizures are a risk with meperidine due to its neurotoxic metabolite normeperidine. I discuss this further in this podcast episode.
Guanfacine Pharmacology Podcast
On this episode of the podcast, I cover guanfacine pharmacology, adverse effects, drug interactions, and much more.
Guanfacine is a central acting alpha-2 agonist that has the brand names of Tenex and Intuniv.
Because of guanfacine's mechanism of action, it suppresses the sympathetic response leading to a drop in pulse and blood pressure.
It is important to remind patients that the onset of action is slow in the management of ADHD with guanfacine. I discuss this further in this podcast episode.
Fluvastatin Pharmacolgy Podcast
On this podcast episode, I discuss fluvastatin pharmacology, adverse effects, pharmacokinetics, and much more.
Fluvastatin is only a low to moderate-intensity statin which explains its limited use compared to rosuvastatin or atorvastatin.
I discuss drug interactions in the podcast but one important one to recognize is drugs that can inhibit CYP2C9.
Fluvastatin is considered a lipophilic statin. I have previously discussed this on the Meded101 blog which you can find here.
Oxymorphone Pharmacology Podcast
In this episode, I discuss oxymorphone pharmacology, adverse effects, drug interactions, and more!
Oxymorphone is approximately 3 times more potent than morphine. I break down some common opioid comparisons in this episode.
Oxymorphone avoids many of the CYP interactions. I discuss some of the common interactions in this episode.
I discuss histamine release in relation to opioids and oxymorphone and specifically how this may impact our patients.
Diclofenac Pharmacology Podcast
On this podcast episode, I discuss diclofenac pharmacology, adverse effects, drug interactions, and much more.
Diclofenac is one of the highest-risk NSAIDs when it comes to cardiovascular risk. You can find more information on this in the Meded101 NSAID comparison table.
Diclofenac carries two boxed warnings. One is for GI bleed risk and the other is for cardiovascular risks.
Anticoagulants, antiplatelets, diuretics, and ACEs/ARBs are all common medication classes that can interact with diclofenac.
As a new NP I have found this podcast extremely helpful! I hope he never stops making new episodes. Starting in cardiology and there are so many helpful episodes
Eric is great
This has been a fabulous addition to my journey through NP school. I listen to the podcasts on the meds relevant to any subject we are currently on and it always leads to a deeper understanding of the content. Thank you!
This podcast has helped me through NP school so much! Eric’s concise, to the point explanations of medications allows them to sink into my brain. So appreciate this podcast and have also utilized some of his study materials.