Quote from nursing student 19
I suggest try to remember drug class as oppose to all of the drug names. If you study the class, the prototype, the action, use, side effects, and nursing implications...then you should be fine.
I agree with this. And also when you work on your floor you will end up seeing some of the same medications over and over. Right now I'm on a med-surg floor and I see furosemide (Lasix), enoxaparin (Lovenox), insulins, metoprolol (Lopressor), levothyroxine (Synthroid), levofloxacin (Levaquin), pantoprazole (Protonix), morphine, methylprednisolone (Solumedrol), are just a few that come to mind. The hospital that I am at also has a list of "PRN meds" that do not need a prescription and can be administered at the nurse's discretion. These meds include:
aluminum-magnesium hydroxide with simethicone (Mylanta)
magnesium hydroxide (Milk of Magnesia)
guaifenesin with dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM)