Drug Cards Help


I have boughten Nurses Med Deck Drug Cards by Davis Drug Guide (ISBN 080361456X) and MediQuik Drug Cards (ISBN 1582553777). I have also looked at the Mosby's 2008 Nursing Drug Cards (ISBN 0323052207). In buying the Nurses Med Deck and MediQuik Drug Cards I have come to find that the about 50% of the cards I need are in neither of the decks. I have looked at the Mosby's Drug Cards and do not like them what so ever. I need cards and I need them fast. I was going to buy the drug cards and then type them up on the computer so they would be in my own format.

Is there any online source where the drug cards can just be copied and pasted or printed off.

Heres a list of the Drug Cards with Classifications:

Autonnomic Nervous System Agents (8 cards)

-Adrenergic Agonists (ex. epinephrine)

-Adrenergic Blockers:

oAlpha-adrenergic blocker (ex. cardura, minipress)

oBeta-adrenergic blocker (ex. metoprolol tartrate )


oDirect-acting (ex. Reglan)

oCholinesterase Inhibitor (ex. donepezil HCL (Aricept))


oGI Cholinergic blockers (ex. Robinul, Anaspaz, Bentyl)

oAnticholinergics - Antiparkinsons Drugs (ex. Cogentin, Artane)

oAnticholinergic - Antimuscarinic ( Detrol)

Neurologic & Neuromuscular Agents (18 cards)

-CNS stimulants

oErgot alkaloids


-CNS Depressants

oBenzodiazepines (ex. Xanax, Ativan)

-Pain Management

oSalicylate (Aspirin)

oCox-2 Inhibitors

oProprionic Acids


oNarcotic Agonists (opiods)






oHydatoins (ex. Dilantin, Cerbrxy)

oIminostilbene (ex. Tegretol, Trileptal)

oValproate (Ex. Depakote)




oDopaminergics (ex. Sinemet)

oDopamine Agonists ( ex. Symmetrel)


oAcetylcholinesterase Inhibitors (ex. Aricept, Namenda)

Psychiatric Agents (10 cards):

  • Aliphatic Phenothizines (ex. Thorazine)
  • Piperazine Phenothiazine (ex. Prolixin)
  • Piperdine phenothiazine (ex. Mellaril)
  • Non-Phenothizine (ex. Haldol)
  • Atypical Antipsychotic (ex. Clozaril)
  • Benzodiazepines (ex. Xanax)
  • Tricylic Antidepressant (ex. Elavil)
  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (ex. Prozac)
  • Atypical Antidepressant (ex. Effexor)
  • Mood Stabilizer (ex. Lithium)

Antiinflammatory & Antiinfective Agents (14 cards)

Uric Acid Inhibitor (Ex. allopurinal)

Antimicrobial Agents:

  • Aminopenicillin (Ex. Amoxil, Unasyn)
  • Cephalosporins (Ex: Ceclor, Mefoxin)
  • Macrolide (Ex. Zithromax)
  • Vancomyacin
  • Tetracycline
  • Aminoglycoside (Ex. Garamycin)
  • Fluoroquinolone (Ex. Levaquin)
  • Sulfonamide (Ex. Gantrisin)
  • Isoniazid (INH) ( Antitubercular Agent)
  • Azole (Ex: Diflucan)
  • Metronidazole (Flagyl)

Antiviral Agents:

  • Neuraminidase Inhibitors (ex: Relenza, Tamiflu)

Urinary Analgesic:

  • Pyridium

Respiratory Agents: (8 med cards)

  • Antihistamine (Ex: Benadryl, Zyrtec, Claritin)
  • Sympathomimetic Amines (Ex: Afrin, Neo-synephrine, Sudafed)
  • Intranasal Gluccocorticoids ( Ex. Rhinocort, Flovent, Nasonex)
  • Narcotic Antitussives (Ex: Robitussin AC)
  • Non-narcotic Antitussives (Ex: Tessalon, Benylin)
  • Expectorants ( Ex. guaifenesin)
  • Xanthine Derivatives (Ex: Theophylline)
  • Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists (Ex. Accolate, Singulair)

** Review cards for Alpha & Beta Adrenergics & Anticholinergics you previously completed

Cardiovascular Agents: (16 med cards)

  • Cardiac Agents:
    • Glycosides (Ex: Lanoxin)*
    • Nitrates (Ex. Nitroglycerin, Imdur, Isordil)


    • Loop Diuretic (Ex: Lasix)
    • Thiazide Diuretic (Ex: Diuril, Hydrodiuril)
    • Thiazide-Like Diuretic (Ex: Zaroxolyn)
    • Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors (Ex: Diamox
    • Osmotic (Ex. Mannitol)
    • Potassium Sparing Diuretic (Ex: Aldactone)

  • Antiarrhythmic & Antihypertensive Agents:
    • Calcium Channel Blockers (Ex. Norvasc, Cardizem, Plendil)
    • Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors (Ex: Capoten, Accupril, Zestril)
    • Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonisits (A-II Blockers) (Ex: Avapro, Micardis)

    [*]Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet & Thrombolytic Agents:

    • Heparin **
    • Low molecular weight heparin (Ex: Lovenox)
    • Coumadin **
    • Antiplatelet (Ex. Plavix)

  • Antilipidemic Agents
    • Statins (Ex. Lipitor, Prevachol, Crestor)

* Include agent used for digitalis toxicity

* *Include reversal agents for both Heparin & Coumadin

*** Review cards for Alpha-Adrenergic Blockers & Beta-Adrenergic Blockers you did for week 3)

Gastrointestinal Agents: (12 med cards)

  • Dopamine Antagonists
    • Phenothiazines (Ex: Compazine, Phenergan)

    [*]Serotonin (5-HT3) Receptor Antagonist (Ex. Anzamet, Zofran)


    • Opiate & Opiate Related (Ex: Lomotil, Imodium)
    • Somatostatin Analog (Ex: Sandostatin)


    • Lactulose
    • Magnesium Hydroxide (Milk of Magnesia)
    • Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)
    • Bulk-forming (Ex: Citrucel, Metamucil)
    • Stool Softener (Ex: Surfak, Dialose, Colase, Peri-colace)

  • Anti-Ulcer
    • Histamine-2 Blockers (Ex: Tagamet, Pepcid, Zantac)
    • Pepsin Inhibitor (Ex: Carafate)
    • Proton Pump Inhibitor (Ex: Nexium, Prevacid, Protonix)

Endocrine Agent: (8 drug cards if all insulins on one card)

  • Antidiuretic Hormone ( Ex. desmopressin acetate DDAVP)
  • Thyroid Replacement (Ex: Synthroid)
  • Glucocorticoids (Ex: Decadron, Prednisone)
  • Antidiabetic Agents
    • Oral Antidiabetic Agents:
      • Sulfonyureas (Ex: Glucotrol)
      • Biguinides (Ex. Glucophage)
      • Thiazolidinediones (Ex: Avandia)
      • Meglitinides (Ex. Starlix)

      [*]Insulin *

      • Lispro (Humalog)
      • Regular, Humulin R
      • NPH, Humulin N
      • Lantus
      • Combination Insulin: Humulin 70/30, 50/50, Humalog 75/25


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I use Prentice Hall as my drug book and it works pretty well. The drug book comes with a CD that has all of the same information in the drug book and all you have to do is type in the name of the drug. You could then copy that down to a card or just print it off. I don't know of any online sources though.

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