NCLEX medications

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    I was just wondering how you are studying for medication questions. There are so many and so many aspects of each to remember. I am using the Saunders book and making flashcards, but it seems so overwhelming.
    How are you all getting through this??
    Thanks for any input!!
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    just study the drugs by class pril is for ace inhibitor.
    lol is for beta blockers and so on. i recommend you order mosby's pharmacology memory notecards it covers basic drugs in a simple way and easy to remember the most important info
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    I've got a list of the most common meds that are tested on the NCLEX and in what specialty they're in. If I can dig it up, I'll post it.
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    I've got a list of the most common meds that are tested on the NCLEX and in what specialty they're in. If I can dig it up, I'll post it.
    PLEASE do!
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    Yes, please do!! That would be most helpful. :spin:
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    bump. i would like to get the list too! Thanks
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    Most of my medication questions were related to symptoms of toxicity or what is the pathophysiology of the disease related to its use. These were highly synthesized complex questions. You have to know what they're really asking about. Is it the drug or an aspect of the condition it's designed to treat. Count on seeing questions about antipsychotics, potassium, lasix, digoxin. Very common drugs. If you see a wacky drug you've never seen before, it's probably not information about the drug they're seeking, but your knowledge and recognition of the condition.
    Last edit by wonderbee on Feb 24, '06
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    Please find it, I need help also.....
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    I would have attached it, but I can't find where I can upload a .doc file or a way to host it somewhere, so I had to go and re-type it:

    Commonly tested Meds on the NCLEX-RN:

    Med-Surg:

    Adrenaline, Adriamycin, Alupent, Aminophylline, Amoxil, Amphogel, Apresoline, Artane, Aspirin, Atrophine, AZT, Bactrim, Benadryl, Bentyl, Calan, Carafate, Cardizem, Ceclor, Chronulac, Codeine, Cogentin, Compazine, Coumadin, Cytoxin, Decadron, Demerol, Diamox, Dilantin, Diuril, Dramamine, Ducolax, Dyazide, Elavil, Flagyl, Garamycin, Heparin, Inderal, Indocin, INH, Insulin (all types), Intropin, Isuprel, KCL, Keflex, Lanoxin, Lasix, Librium, Lomotil, Lopressor, Maalox, Mannitol, Mefoxin, Metamucil, Micronase, Morphine, Motrin, Mucomyst, Mycostatin, Mysoline, Nitroglycerin, Protamine sulfate, Prozac, Prevacid, Reglan, Restoril, Robitussin, Silvadine, Sinemet, Solu-Medrol, Streptomycin, Synthroid, Tagamet, Tegretol, Tigan, Timoptic, Tylenol, Valium, Velosef, Vibramycin, Vistaril, Xanas, Xylocaine, Zantax, Zyloprim

    Mental Health:

    Clozaril, Cogentin, Dalamane, Dexedrine, Elavil, Eskalith, Haldol, Luminal, Navane, Phenergan, Ritalin, Serax, Sinequan, Surfak, Thorazine

    OB:

    Aldomet, Ampicillin, Cortef, Ergometrine, Magnesium sulfate, Pitocin, Premarin, Primaxin, Yutopar

    Peds:

    Kewll, Nix, Oncovin (plus the med-surg drugs)

    That's the abbreviated list I've got. I have another list which is 3 printed pages, but I'm sure if I typed it out I could get it into 2 pages. If anyone is interested, I'll put the work in being I'm on spring break this week.
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    Quote from NJNursing
    I would have attached it, but I can't find where I can upload a .doc file or a way to host it somewhere, so I had to go and re-type it:

    Commonly tested Meds on the NCLEX-RN:

    Med-Surg:

    Adrenaline, Adriamycin, Alupent, Aminophylline, Amoxil, Amphogel, Apresoline, Artane, Aspirin, Atrophine, AZT, Bactrim, Benadryl, Bentyl, Calan, Carafate, Cardizem, Ceclor, Chronulac, Codeine, Cogentin, Compazine, Coumadin, Cytoxin, Decadron, Demerol, Diamox, Dilantin, Diuril, Dramamine, Ducolax, Dyazide, Elavil, Flagyl, Garamycin, Heparin, Inderal, Indocin, INH, Insulin (all types), Intropin, Isuprel, KCL, Keflex, Lanoxin, Lasix, Librium, Lomotil, Lopressor, Maalox, Mannitol, Mefoxin, Metamucil, Micronase, Morphine, Motrin, Mucomyst, Mycostatin, Mysoline, Nitroglycerin, Protamine sulfate, Prozac, Prevacid, Reglan, Restoril, Robitussin, Silvadine, Sinemet, Solu-Medrol, Streptomycin, Synthroid, Tagamet, Tegretol, Tigan, Timoptic, Tylenol, Valium, Velosef, Vibramycin, Vistaril, Xanas, Xylocaine, Zantax, Zyloprim

    Mental Health:

    Clozaril, Cogentin, Dalamane, Dexedrine, Elavil, Eskalith, Haldol, Luminal, Navane, Phenergan, Ritalin, Serax, Sinequan, Surfak, Thorazine

    OB:

    Aldomet, Ampicillin, Cortef, Ergometrine, Magnesium sulfate, Pitocin, Premarin, Primaxin, Yutopar

    Peds:

    Kewll, Nix, Oncovin (plus the med-surg drugs)

    That's the abbreviated list I've got. I have another list which is 3 printed pages, but I'm sure if I typed it out I could get it into 2 pages. If anyone is interested, I'll put the work in being I'm on spring break this week.
    If it's not too much i would love to get this info. Thank you so much.
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