Meds Help

  1. Hi Everyone -

    Congrats to all that passed so far!!! And my fingers are crossed for those waiting. I'm going to take mine in a few weeks. Was wondering, anyone have any good advice on how to study for meds. I look and look at the meds and still find it hard to memorize. I tried to do a search for this type of question cuz i'm sure its been asked alot but didnt have luck finding good info.

    Thanks so much!!!!

    Amy :uhoh21:
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  3. by   chrysalus1003
    Quote from AmyHall
    Hi Everyone -

    Congrats to all that passed so far!!! And my fingers are crossed for those waiting. I'm going to take mine in a few weeks. Was wondering, anyone have any good advice on how to study for meds. I look and look at the meds and still find it hard to memorize. I tried to do a search for this type of question cuz i'm sure its been asked alot but didnt have luck finding good info.

    Thanks so much!!!!

    Amy :uhoh21:
    Hey, first of all Good Luck. I struggled with the same question before I took boards. They are usually going to test you on drugs like Coumadin, Dig, Potassium, Lasix, blood pressure meds, anti-depressants, laxatives, things like that, of course, there will be some you may not know on there, but for the most part, you will probably know most of them. Good Luck- you are listening to someone who doesnt know if they have passed or not, however
  4. by   happylush
    Quote from chrysalus1003
    Hey, first of all Good Luck. I struggled with the same question before I took boards. They are usually going to test you on drugs like Coumadin, Dig, Potassium, Lasix, blood pressure meds, anti-depressants, laxatives, things like that, of course, there will be some you may not know on there, but for the most part, you will probably know most of them. Good Luck- you are listening to someone who doesnt know if they have passed or not, however
    I took the test today and I had 2 diff questions on dig, some anti depressants, side effects mostly.... and what not to take with them...... no drug calculations................. oh and one on if your taking a certain med, what other med would you take with it to prevent a side effect... dont remember much from the test anymore, its all a blur!
  5. by   ADNCyn
    know:
    *methergine ( a vasoconstrictor), it is for a boggy uterus, to reduce the risk of hemorrhage, postpartum.
    *magnesium sulfate, used for pre-eclampsia(eclampsia) prevents seizures. client may have ha, pregnancy-induced hypertension, preterm labor, proteinuria, pain in ruq(liver). it's antidote is [color=#ff8c00]calcium gluconate. be sure to check if respirations are <12.
    *betamethasone (produces surfactant for neonate) if mother is threatening to deliver preterm.
    *lithium, know side effects. the ther. range is 0.6-1.2. report s/sx of any immunocompromised illnesses, cold/flu, etc.
    *theophylline, know how the drug works, and it's ther. range is 10-20.
    *dig, self explanatory.

    if you need anymore help let me know, always here to help...good luck!!!
  6. by   AmyHall
    Quote from adncyn
    know:
    *methergine ( a vasoconstrictor), it is for a boggy uterus, to reduce the risk of hemorrhage, postpartum.
    *magnesium sulfate, used for pre-eclampsia(eclampsia) prevents seizures. client may have ha, pregnancy-induced hypertension, preterm labor, proteinuria, pain in ruq(liver). it's antidote is [color=#ff8c00]calcium gluconate. be sure to check if respirations are <12.
    *betamethasone (produces surfactant for neonate) if mother is threatening to deliver preterm.
    *lithium, know side effects. the ther. range is 0.6-1.2. report s/sx of any immunocompromised illnesses, cold/flu, etc.
    *theophylline, know how the drug works, and it's ther. range is 10-20.
    *dig, self explanatory.

    if you need anymore help let me know, always here to help...good luck!!!


    wow thank you so much!!! this is very helpful!

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