Pharmacology

Inhalers 101: Just Breathe

There are MANY inhalers out there. Do you feel comfortable explaining to your patients how to use theirs correctly? If not, then this is the post for you as our favorite clinical pharmacist teaches us how to use each type!

Emergency Contraception!

You are on clinic call. A 19yo woman calls asking for advice. She finished her last pack of birth control pills two weeks ago and did not pick up a refill. Last night she had sex with her boyfriend without using contraception. She does not wish to be pregnant. What can you recommend to reduce her risk of pregnancy?

OCP!

OCPs are the most popular form of contraception overall. How effective are they? What are the contraindications? What should patients do if they miss a dose?

VTE Anticoagulation!

What’s the best initial anticoagulation therapy in pregnancy? Why might warfarin lead to a hypercoagulable state? When should we be using the HAS-BLED score?