Wow.. I went to pick up some of my books for Nursing II, and I got our clinical syllabus and there are about 60-70 Drugs that we have to know everything about for our first 2 tests.... I think even though I don't officially start classes until the 19th, I will probably go ahead and start writing down the info...
Man, that is alot of drugs..
Aug 6, '02
The best way to study Pharm is to learn the drug classes. Once you know that a steroid is a steroid is a steroid.......regardless of its brand or generic name......you will have no problems passing Pharm, or knowing the major side effects of the drug in question.
When you get a test question that ask you for the side effects of a particular drug, the FIRST thing you should do before answering that question is ask yourself what class that particular drug falls under. Once you know the "class" the drug falls under.......BAM....you'll know the major side effects.
Break it down like this:
1) What's the brand (or generic name) of the drug?
2) What class of drugs does the drug in question fall under?
3) What are the main side effects of that class of drugs?
Hope this rule of thumb helps someone through Pharm. It netted me a 93% average for the course.
Last edit by live4today on Aug 6, '02