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Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates

Dec 28, 2018

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  • In patients with liver impairment, it is better to use drugs that are metabolized by phase II enzymes or drugs that are not metabolized by the liver at all.
  • Patients with severe renal impairment may also have liver impairment. Use ⅔ of the recommended dose.
  • Benzodiazepines and...

Dec 14, 2018

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  • Always ask about over-the-counter drugs like antacids, antiemetics, and spasmolytics as they may interfere with drug absorption.
  • In patients who have undergone gastric bypass, use immediate release formulations, or give liquid form of drugs.
  • There is evidence to suggest that...