Tagged: pharmacology

Aspirin vs. Plavix

As a resident physician on an inpatient stroke service, I remember feeling clueless when it came to deciding on Aspirin or Plavix (generic: Clopidogrel). I remember saying things like, “I want to start the...

CAFFEINE!!!

Yes, this deserves 3 exclamation marks. I can’t tell you how excited I was to do this episode. And it wasn’t just the caffeine I was using that made me excited, it really was...

Leveraging a neurotoxin

Botulinum toxin is among the most effective pharmacologic agents accessible to neurologists, but it is also one few resident physicians experience using. Derived from the lethal bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, this neurotoxin can cause flaccid...