Easy way to remember Pharm. or common drug endings

  1. I havent seen a thread specifically catering to drugs so I thought I would start one since I will be taking NCLEX ...in like A DAY! So I thought we could share a list of drugs that have common endings and there SE
    HERE GOES...
    1. Alpha 1-adrenergic Blockers end in zosin and losin. SE are dizziness, weakness may occur when changing position. Should teach pt to change position slowly and lie down if dizziness occurs. GI upset may occur, teach pt to eat smaller more frequent meals. Should tell the pt to report FREQUENT faintness or dizziness.
    2. Aminoglycosides end in mycin and another imp. that they try to throw in to confuse you is amikacin sulfate.. teach pt to take full course of drugs and drink plenty of fluids,tell them they may report these SE..RINGING IN EARS, headache, dizziness, N/V, loss of appetite. They should report pain at the injection site and severe headache, dizziness, loss of hearing, changes in urine pattern, difficulty breathing, rash or skin lesions,
    3. ACE inhibitors end in pril take these drugs 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals, do NOT take w/ food (captopril, moexipril). These drugs will give a false pos. for urine acetone, DO NOT give to pregnant women can cause serios fetal effects. patient may experience GI upset, appetite loss, dizziness fast heart rate, change in taste. Teach pt to report sore throat, fever, chills swelling of hands and feet, chest pain and irregular heart beats swelling of face and eyes lips tongue difficulty breathing
    4. ARBS end in SARTAN. Teach pt they must use an alternate method to birth control while using these drugs. May experience dizziness, nausea, abdominal pain, symptoms of URI, cough. Report fever, chills, dizziness and pregnancy
    5. Anti migraine Drugs end in triptan. shouldnt take while pregnant Contact MD IMMED. if you experience chest pain or pressure that doesnt go away, Report feelings of heat flushing tiredness, sickness swelling of lips and eyelids. SE you may experience are: dizziness and drowsiness, numbness feelings of tightness or pressure
    6. Antivirals end in VIR. SE pt may experience are n/v/d, loss of appetite,HA, dizziness. REPORT: difficulty urinating, skin rash, or freq. recurrences.
    7. Barbituates end in barbital. Teach pt that these drugs make you drowsy and less anxious dont try to get up after receiving this drug and they may experience drowsiness, dizziness , impaired thinking, hangover, ...AVOID DRIVING. GI upset, dreams(nightmares) diff. concentrating, fatigue. Report severe dizziness, drowsiness, and weakness and pregnancy
    8. Benzodiazepines end in pam and lam and in the middle have either azo or aze. SE are same as above drowsiness, dizziness etc. REPORT: SEVERE drowsiness, dizziness, swelling in extremities, diff. voiding, palpitations
    9. Beta Blockers end in OLOL. You may experience dizziness, drowsiness, light headed, blurred vision, n/v, loss of appetite, impotence, depression. REPORT: diff. breathing, night cough, swelling of extremities, slow pulse, confusion, depression, rash and sore throat

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  3. by   2crawlers
    Hello. I found another reference to drugs/pharm that you might want to check out. The thread was started by perfectly_4given. Anyhow the name of the thread is Heres an idea for Pharmacology help. It is a great thread and offers many helps/hints with drugs. It is in this same forum.

    Check it out and see what you think. I hope this helps.
  4. by   setingle
    really cool! this will help a lot!
  5. by   shin.chloe
    thanks for posting this
  6. by   Ms.SJnurse2b
    Whats is ARBS?
  7. by   Lindie
    Quote from Sjamison85
    Whats is ARBS?
    Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers - These are your Losartan (Cozaar), Candesartan (Atacand), Telmisartan (Micardis) and so on.

    Hope this helps!
  8. by   2bR_Nswag
    This is good... I'm taking NCLEX RN in a few weeks... Thanks
  9. by   darrarizer
    caine local anesthetics
    cillin antibiotics
    dine anti-ulcer agents
    done opiod analgesics
    ide oral hypoglycemics
    iam antianxiety agents
    micin antibiotics
    nium neuromuscular blocking agents
    olol beta blockers
    ole antifungal
    oxacin antibiotics
    pam antianxiety agents
    pril ace inhibitors
    sone steroids
    stain antihyperlidemics
    vir antivirals
    zide diuretics

    Hope this helps!