Hydroxychloroquine Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Hydroxychloroquine Cheat Sheet
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
Welcome back to another installment of Therapeutic Cheat Sheet – the series where we break down complex therapeutics into an easy-to-use reference.  This month, we turn our focus to hydroxychloroquine and other antimalarials. While this versatile class of drugs has been in use for decades, recent updates to monitoring recommendations have made their use easier than before. Here’s what you ne …
Dapsone Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Dapsone for acne vulgaris
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
Welcome to another installment of our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet series!  In this series, we take the guess work out of complicated therapeutics by providing everything you need to know in a printable cheat sheet.  This month we’re focusing on dapsone, a versatile medication that can be used safely if you’re aware of what to look for. Here’s what you need to know about dapsone. [caption i …
Doxycycline-Modified Release
ORACEA
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
In this month’s installment of our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet Series, we turn our focus to rosacea.  Antibiotics have been a mainstay for rosacea treatment for decades, but their side effect profile and dosing schedules can complicate their use. Enter Doxycycline-Modified Release (Doxy-MR).  This specialized formulation of doxycycline allows for sustained activity and a minimized side effect prof …
Adapalene 0.3%-Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% Gel
Epiduo Forte
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
In the newest installment of our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet series, we turn to the treatment of acne. Mutli-mechanistic approaches result in improved outcomes for patients, especially when it comes to the multifactorial causes of acne.  Adapalene 0.3%-benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel (also known as Epiduo Forte) provides a useful tool for delivering two mainstays of acne therapy in one topical agent. [ …
Cyclosporine Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
cyclosporine
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
Welcome to the next delivery of our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, wherein we take a deep dive into the literature and guidelines to give you a quick reference on the use of new or complex therapies.  This series will become your go-to for information about dosing, potential interactions and laboratory monitoring, just to name a few.  Next up: Cyclosporine. Cyclosporine is a versatile and v …