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Pharmacology

Azoles (Ketoconazole)
"-azole" suffix
Indications
Local and Less Serious Systemic Mycosis
Mechanism
Inhibits Ergosterol Synthesis
Inhibits P450
Side Effects
Liver Dysfunction
Inhibition of Testosterone Synthesis
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Acyclovir (Zovirax)
Mechanism
Guanosine Analog
Inhibits Viral Replication
Thymidine Kinase Activation
Indications
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV)
Side Effects (Oral)
Headache
GI Distress
Side Effects (IV)
CNS Toxicity
Nephrotoxicity (Crystalline Nephropathy)
Considerations
Prevents Recurrent Episodes
Slow IV Infusion
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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Overview
Indications
Depression
Anxiety
Mechanism of Action
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
Drugs
Paroxetine
Sertraline
Escitalopram
Fluoxetine
Side Effects
Sexual Dysfunction
Serotonin Syndrome
Treat with Cyproheptadine
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SIG E CAPS for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
SIG E CAPS Acronym
Sleep Problems
Interest Deficit
Guilt or Worthlessness
Energy Loss or Fatigue
Concentration Difficulty
Appetite Changes
Psychomotor Retardation or Agitation
Suicidal Ideation
Diagnosis
5 Symptoms Including Depressed Mood or Anhedonia for 2 Weeks
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Benzodiazepine Intoxication Assessment
Drowsiness
Confusion
Respiratory Depression
Hypotension
Coma
Treatment
Flumazenil (Romazicon)
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Triazolam (Halcion)
Mechanism
Rapid-Onset Benzodiazepine
Indications
Insomnia
Side Effects
Rebound Insomnia
Respiratory Depression
Hypotension
Paradoxical Excitement
Amnesia
Confusion
Contraindications
Pregnancy
Considerations
Short-Term Administration
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Statins
Rhabdomyolysis
Hepatotoxicity
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors
Decrease LDL
Decrease Triglycerides
Increase HDL
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Lidocaine
Mechanism
Blocks Na+ Channels
Indications
Ventricular Arrhythmia
Anesthetic
Side Effects
Paresthesias
Seizures
Respiratory Depression
Drowsiness
Consideration
Anesthetic Effects Extended with Epinephrine
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Cimetidine and Ranitidine (H2 Receptor Blockers)
-tidine Suffix
-tidine Suffix
Mechanism
Mechanism
H2 Receptor Blocker
H2 Receptor Blocker
Indications
Indications
Suppress Gastric Acid Secretion
Suppress Gastric Acid Secretion
Side Effects (All)
Side Effects (All)
Pneumonia
Pneumonia
Side Effects - Cimetidine
Side Effects - Cimetidine
Anti-androgen Effects
Anti-androgen Effects
CNS Changes
CNS Changes
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