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1

When are sulfanyl ureas contraindicated?

Pregnancy
*Renal/Liver disease*
Sulfa allergies
Type-1 diabetes
Elderly

2

When are meglitinides contraindicated?

Pregnancy
*Liver disease

3

What is the difference b/w the indications for sulfanyl ureas and meglitinides?

Sulfas: Slow onset
Long duration
Lowers fasting glucose

Meglitinides: Fast acting
Short duration
Lowers postprandial glucose

Can use when allergic to sulfas

4

When is metformin contraindicated?

Elderly >80 yrs
Pregnancy
*Renal failure, MI, CHF*
Liver disease/alcohol abuse
Hypoxia/Shock/septicemia
Iodinated contrast agent
Serious acute illness (eg viral infection)
Hypoxic/ischemic states (eg COPD, lung dz)

5

Besides lactic acidosis and GI side effects, what is the 3rd minor SE of metformin?

v B12 absorption

6

When are the thiazolidinediones contraindicated?

*Liver disease*
*CHF* (stage III, stage IV; due to edema)
*CVD*
Pregnancy

7

How is pramlintide administered?

Requires injections (SQ)

8

When are alpha-glucosidase inhibitors contraindicated?

Chronic intestinal disease
IBD
Colonic ulceration

9

Besides being contraindicated in renal impairment, when else are SGLT2 inhibitors contraindicated?

T1DM

10

Besides UTIs and hypotension, what are some other adverse effects of SGLT2 inhibitors?

Thirst/dehydration
^ LDL
Hyperkalemi

11

What is the MoA of bromocriptine in treating DM?

Dopamine D2 agonist acts on the CNS to normalize hypothalamic DA levels, thereby decreasing sympathetic tone, resulting in:
v Hepatic GNG
v Lipolysis/FFA
v Lipogenesis/TG
^ Glucose tolerance
^ Insulin sensitivity

~0.5% decrease in HbA1C

12

What is the MoA of colvelesalam in treating DM?

Prevents bile acid reabsorption. Allows bile acids to enter the colon.
Bile acids bind TGR5 GPCR expressed on intestinal cells and induce GLP-1 secretion.

~0.5% decrease in HbA1C

13

When is radioactive iodine contraindicated?

Pregnancy
Breast feeding
Severe ophthalmopathy

14

What are some adverse affects a/w using beta-blockers to treat hyperthyroidism sx?

Exacerbation of HF
^ Airway resistance
Exacerbation of peripheral artery disease

15

When are beta-blockers contraindicated?

Asthma, COPD, HF

16

What is an alternative drug choice to beta-blockers when treating hyperthyroid sx?

Which beta-blockers are cardioselective?

Diltiazem (Ca2+ blocker)

Metropolol/atenolol (cardiac-selective beta blocker)

17

What is the name of synthetic T3? T4?

Which is more useful and why?

T3: liothyronine/triiodothyronine
T4: levothyroxine/tetraiodothyronine

Levothyroxine (has smoother dosing, less peaks and troughs)

18

What is the MoA for liothyronine and levothyroxine?

- Liothyronine: Active hormone acts as an agonists of the TR transcription factor

- Levothyroxine: Pro-hormone converted in vivo to the active T3 form, which acts as an agonists of the TR transcription factor

19

What are the indications for T3 vs T4?

- Liothyronine (T3): Hypothyroidism when rapid onset of action is required, e.g.
1. Myxedema coma
2. Preparation of thyroid cancer pt for radioiodine therapy to avoid extended period of thyroid hormone withdrawal

- Levothyroxine (T4): Hypothyroidism

20

Adverse affects of liothyronine vs. levothyroxine?

Risk of thyrotoxicosis w/OD

Hyperthyroidism w/OD
^ risk a-fib
^ Bone loss in postmenopausal women

21

Name 2 formulations of iodide.

- Saturated potassium iodide [SSKI]
- Potassium iodide-iodine [Lugol’s solution]

22

What is the MoA for iodide?

Acutely and rapidly inhibits thyroid hormone secretion

Inhibits hormone synthesis via
Wolff-Chaikoff effect (Transient- 10 days)

Decreases thyroid organ vascularity

23

What are the indications for iodide therapy?

a) Severe hyperthyroidism, e.g. thyroid storm
b) Preoperative prep of pts for thyroidectomy (decreases vascularity)
c) Adjunct therapy following radioiodide or antithyroid drugs
d) After major nuclear accidents to prevent radioiodine uptake

24

What adverse effect is a/w iodide therapy?

Can exacerbate hyperthyroid sx if given alone. Prevent by using as an adjunct therapy following either radioiodide or antithyroid drugs.

25

What disease of the thyroid can bile acid sequesterants such as cholestyramine be used to treat?

Thyroid storm (prevents the absorption of thyroid hormone)

26

When are bisphosphonates indicated for use, besides osteoporosis, hypercalcemia, Paget's?

Metastatic bone disease
Osteogenesis imperfecta

27

What are the adverse effects of bisphosphonates besides esophageal irritation, osteonecrosis of the jaw, and hypocalcemia?

When are they contraindicated?

Renal impairment
Ocular side effects

Contra:
Esophageal disease
CKD

28

What are the adverse effects of denosumab, and when is it contraindicated?

Hypocalcemia
Osteonecrosis of the jaw

Contra: hypocalcemia

29

When is calcitonin indicated for use, besides severe hypercalcemia, 2nd-line osteoporosis, and 2nd-line Paget's?

Bone pain a/w osteoporotic fx

30

What are the adverse effects of calcitonin, besides hypocalcemia?

Concern regarding ↑ rates of cancer
(Rhinitis/epistaxis)