Having a hard time studying for pharmacology!

  1. I'm having a hard time retaining all the info we have to learn for pharmacology. Any suggestions on how to really grasp the material? I made flashcards from all the information on my drug cards to try and study whenever possible, but I still feel like I'm just not getting it. I guess though, that's kind of how all of my classes make me feel!
  2. Visit JenMarie82 profile page

    About JenMarie82

    Joined: Apr '05; Posts: 67; Likes: 8


  3. by   Lisa CCU RN
    The best thng top do is learn drug classes, rather than memorize all the drugs.

    Learn the common endings of some drugs generic names, such as -olol for beta blockers and -pril for ace inhibitors.

    The drugs in a certain class all have similiar side effects and mechanisms of action, though some vary a bit.
    Learn that way and you'll do much better.