Medication tips??

  1. Hi everyone! I have been searching here for this and there might be a post already on it, but does anyone have any medication tips for the names.. hard to explain.. but like
    meds ending in "olol" are beta blockers
    Meds ending in "epam" are bezodiazepines?
    is there a list? Help please.. I would love some good clues. My clinical instructor this semester is all about the meds. If we can't explain it, all of it side effects, interventions, ect, then we aren't passing it.. which is great.. but I would like to be as good as I can, so any help would be really awsome!
    Thanks!
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  3. by   AuntieRN
    I had a hard time with these too. But I just found them again in the memory notebook of nursing...
    beta blockers actions:
    B1=heart (you only have one heart)
    B2=lungs(you have two lungs)
    Calcium antagonists:
    Very Nice Drugs= verapamil, nifedipine, diltiazem
    Your antiinflammatory cortico steroids end in: ONE (prednisone, cortisone, dexamethasone)
    I hope this helps you. I highly reccomend the Memory notebook of nursing series, especially if you are a visual learner like I am. I remember all the crazy pictures to go with the meds and diseases. Good luck to you.
  4. by   Daytonite
    i've never seen any such list. i think you'll probably have to make your own. i've linked you into the "drug table" page on global rph where you can access groupings of drugs by the categories they belong in. http://www.globalrph.com/druglist.htm scroll down the page to the alphabetic listings. click on a drug category and a page of drugs in that particular category will come up listed by generic name with common brand name in parentheses. you could start there to make your list. once you finish, you might want to share it with the rest of the students on allnurses.
  5. by   dani_girl
    Will do.. I am currently asking everyone to give me tips.. when I get a good number of them I will be sure to post em!

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