Author | Lauren M. Czosnowski, PharmD

Articles

Managing Drug Interactions That Can Reduce Levothyroxine Efficacy

March 13, 2009

Levothyroxine is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for the treatment of persons with hypothyroidism and the suppression of thyroid neoplasms.1 Most persons with hypothyroidism require lifelong therapy with levothyroxine.

Drug Interactions That Decrease Levothyroxine Efficacy

October 01, 2008

Levothyroxine is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for the treatment of hypothyroidism as well as the suppression of thyroid neoplasms.1 Most patients with hypothyroidism require lifelong therapy with levothyroxine; therefore, the likelihood of drug interactions is high.

Pitfalls In Prescribing: Metronidazole Dosing in Patients With Hepatic Dysfunction

June 01, 2008

Metronidazole, the prototype nitroimidazole, was originally released in 1959 for the treatment of Trichomonas vaginalis infections. It has since been used to treat a variety of infections caused by anaerobic and facultative anaerobic bacteria and protozoa. Here we discuss the need for dosing adjustments in patients with hepatic disease.