Flashcards in Pharm review Deck (26)
First line for scalp fungal infections
First line for nail fungal infections
Duration of therapy for tinea capitis with griseofulvin
Administration instruction with griseofulvin
take w/fatty meal to increase absorption and lessen GI upset
T/F The smaller the particle size the greater the bioavailability
Pregnancy category of griseofulvin
For what allergy do you need to watch for potential cross reactivity when prescribing griseofulvin?
superior for the treatment of infections from Trichophyton species
superior for the treatment of infections due to Microsporum
Labs needed prior to administration of terbinafine
AST/ALT and CBC
Minimum age needed to be prescribed terbinafine
at least 4 yrs
Treatment for failure of terbinafine for onychomycosis
Black box warning of itraconazole (Sporanox) usually associated with IV administration
negative inotropic effects
Necessary before prescribing azole antifungals
drug interaction checker
First line therapy for the treatment of androgenic alopecia in men
What effect can finasteride have on PSA values?
can reduce them up to 50%. need to draw baseline before initiation of therapy and follow
When should you refer a patient on finasteride to urology?
if PSA increases while on medication
Treatment of severe, recalcitrant, nodular acne. only prescribed by dermatologist
Baseline monitoring before initiation of Accutane
CBC, fasting lipid, LFTs. Repeat every 4 wks
How often should a woman on Accutane have a pregnancy test?
monthly during administartion and one month after discontuation of therapy
What abnormal lab results are necessary to discontinue Accutane therapy?
TG > 800 and LFTs 3X upper normal limit
Minimum age for use of topical calcineurin inhibitors
CI for topical calcineruin inhibitors
systemic immune suppressants and immunocompromised patients
Common side effect of protopic
skin burning at site of application
Patients present with some combination of arthralgia, myalgia, malaise, fever, rash, and/or serositis
drug induced lupus like syndrome