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I'm going to take pharmacology for the Spring 2013 semester. My textbook is Pharmacology for Nursing care by Lehne.
I also am utilizing several supplemental materials in order to really get the information to stick. I think pharmacology is going
to be very boring or very dry so these supplements will help me greatly.
something that helped me was learning the classes of drugs first, them worry about major particular ones. as you learn separate systems, you will learn specifics on how those types of drugs work, what is contraindicated, s/s of adverse reactions, etc. and even then, it will not all stick. as you do clinicals you learn the meds you deal with most. if you learn the generic names, they mostly all have similarities. ex, beta blockers all end in "lol", ACEIs all end in "pril", and so forth. dont stress too bad, it will all come together towards the end.