Savvy Psychopharmacology

Savvy Psychopharmacology

Pharmacogenomics testing: What the FDA says

Although psychiatrists have gained more experience implementing pharmacogenomics testing in practice, confusion still exists regarding how to best...

Savvy Psychopharmacology

Psychotropic-induced hyponatremia

Hyponatremia is a common, multifactorial clinical condition. Hyponatremia is usually defined as a plasma sodium level <135 mmol/L; however,...

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Managing procedural pain in a patient taking naltrexone

Mr. M, age 55, presents to his primary care physician (PCP) with hematochezia. Mr. M states that for the past week, he has noticed blood upon...

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Making sense of CYP2D6 and CYP1A2 genotype vs phenotype

The clinical response to the same dose of a drug may vary among individuals. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2D6 and 1A2 are enzymes that metabolize many...

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Treating psychosis in patients with HIV/AIDS

Mr. S, age 56, has human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and schizoaffective disorder.

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