Drug classifications

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    Hi all!

    I am having difficulties memorizing drug classifications. What is the BEST way to learn them? Please share your input...THANKS!:spin:
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    Make flash cards. Basics on the flash cards, brand name, generic name, classification, action of drug, poss. interaction/side effects(the main ones),
    common dosages, routes, I bought a packet of these and they were really handy, unfortunately I loaned them to a nursing student and never got them back but at the time I used them incessantly to study while in nursing school. You could make your own but it'd be time consuming. There again, writing it all down is also a great way to imprint it on your brain.
    That is what worked for me. I think they were grouped according to drug class itself. All the cardiac drugs, all the diuretics, all the analgesics, etc.
    Good luck! Hang in! You can do it Just purely memorization
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    Nursing Drug Handbook by Springhouse (Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ISBN: 1582557004) organized by therapeutic classes helped me.

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    Thanks everyone for the ideas!
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    Quote from nurseangel47
    Make flash cards. Basics on the flash cards, brand name, generic name, classification, action of drug, poss. interaction/side effects(the main ones),
    common dosages, routes, I bought a packet of these and they were really handy, unfortunately I loaned them to a nursing student and never got them back but at the time I used them incessantly to study while in nursing school. You could make your own but it'd be time consuming. There again, writing it all down is also a great way to imprint it on your brain.
    That is what worked for me. I think they were grouped according to drug class itself. All the cardiac drugs, all the diuretics, all the analgesics, etc.
    Good luck! Hang in! You can do it Just purely memorization
    Do u happen to know what these cards are called and who makes them? I would love to purchase them.
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    I've got the Mosby's Nursing Drug Cards. You can get them at Barnes & Noble or Borders.
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    Exam Cram-RN has a wonderful chapter on medications. I found it to be the only way I could FINALLY figure out how to learn these. Remember, don't learn the med's themselves (way too many for that!) but rather learn the classifications and how to recognize them by their spelling.

    rags
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