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Memorizing Pharmacology Mnemonics

Pharmacy Flashcards and Fill-Ins for the Future Nurse, Doctor, Physician Assistant, and Pharmacist
Narrated by: Michael Lenz
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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This fast and easy pharmacology review through mnemonics recognizes that many future nurses, doctors, physician assistants, and pharmacists (chemists) have families, jobs, and other responsibilities. Do you have time enough time to make 100 percent sure you will pass in the classroom or on the board exam? For most students taking the NCLEX, NAPLEX, USMLE Step-1, PANCE, GPHC, or KAPS exam, the answer is no. 

I wrote this mnemonic guide as an audiobook first to help you remember pharmacology drug names and principles quickly. While in the classroom your professors might say memorization doesn't matter, but you can't bring outside material to the board exam, so for this test, you do need to work on memory training. You already know the consequences of failing a class or board exam, so let's make sure that doesn't happen by getting pharmacology organized in your head once and for all. 

©2018 Tony Guerra (P)2018 Tony Guerra

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This book helped me

I enjoyed the audible as well as the book, it helped me to remember the different types of drugs by the mnemonics that were listed as well as what each drug and its side effects are. I would definitely recommend this book as well as the audible for anyone who needs help with pharmacology and another way to remember these different types of drugs as well as what the side effects are. Here are some examples from the audible that helped me with my quiz/exams:

BUILD A BARRIER (affects the intestine)

B: Bismuth Subsalicylate
UIL: Loperamide
D: Diphenoxylate

A: Atropine

BARRIER

MORPHINE (side effects)

M: Mu Receptor
O: Opioid Sedation
R: Respiratory Depression
P: Pinpoint pupils
H: Hypotension, Orthostatic
I: Impaction, Constipation
N: Nausea, Emesis
E: Euphoria

ABCD RHYME (antihistamines)

A: Anticholinergic
B: Brompheniramine
C: Chlorpheniramine
D: Diphenhydramine

R: Rest, Sedation Causing
HY: Hydroxyzine
ME: Meclizine

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Lucyjam.Pham student

When I started my class it was very confusing and I got a little frustrated trying to memorize 200 drugs in you blue book Memorizing Pharmacology. It was up until I learned using your Mnemonics that everything started sinking in my head .I like this book so much because I can listen it anywhere.I have so far learned new ones in this new book. I like how you come up with Mnemonics that really suits into place like tumor medication Mnemonics FLAWEDATLAST, or sedatives APEZZ , cardiac drugs ABCD and birth control SAVETONIGHT.I like cardiac the most because ABCD is also used a lot in emergency situations. So think of heart being an important organ.

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Great Audible Book

I have found this audible easy to listen to and love the clever use of the mnemonics used because it helps me to remember not only my drug names but what they are used for. My favorite three mnemonics in this audible so far are BECALM (medications used to reduce anxiety), CALMEDADHD, and PAINNMEDS.

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Love mnemonics!

I love learning using mnemonics! I really appreciate that Dr. Guerra considers that all students are in different places in their learning process and learn differently! This book helped me a ton!!! I feel that even though pharmacology is an extremely complex topic, this book helps to simplify it.
When medications have different stems sometimes it is hard to remember what they are grouped with. One mnemonic that really helped me was RIPER, the meds in this category; Rifampin, Isoniazid, Pyrazinamide, Ethambutol, Rifabutin are used for anti-tuberculosis. These meds don't have much in common as far as stems go (except for Rif in 2 of them.) this mnemonic was very useful.
I would recommend this book to any student needing to learn pharmacology, especially one with very little medical background as this book does help to make things a tiny bity easier, and we all know we need that!

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Great resource for nursing students!!

This is a great resource for nursing students! When you look at the big picture of trying to memorize drugs names it is quite hard. It is so hard for me to sit and read a book especially when I do not know how to pronounce most of the words. This audiobook helped shorted my study time down and helped me actually retrain the information. It is also great because you can put in on and play it wherever you are. The mnemonics is also a great way to help with the drugs you are struggling with and also make studying kind of fun. Here are some of my favorite mnemonics so far.
ABDUCT- This helped me a lot when studying anticholinergic effects!
A-anhydrosis
B- Blurry vision
D- Dry eyes
U- Urinary retention
C- Constipation
T- Tachycardia
Another mnemonic that helped was RIPER. It helped with learning anti-tuberculosis drugs.
Rifampin
Isoniazid
Pyrazinamide
Ethambutol
Rifabutin

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Great Tool for Nursing Program

I think the Mnemonics are very useful for trying to remember everything needed for getting ready for the NCLEX. I believe this is a great tool, but I would not use this as my primary source for learning the drugs because there are so many. A few of the ones that have stuck while taking this course are:
Mu receptor
Opioid sedation
Respiratory depression
Pinpoint pupils
Hypotension, orthostatic
Impaction/constipation
Nausea/emesis
Euphoria
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Buspirone
Extended time to start working
Clonazepam
Alprazolam
Lorazepam
Midazolam

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Great for Nursing students!

I am a BSN student and this book helped me in my pharmacology class, along with Guerra's other book Memorizing Pharmacology A Relaxed Approach. This book goes more in depth and helped me better understand the different drugs. This book has more than 500 drugs that will help me for the remainder of my nursing program and also into my career.
I appreciate the way this book is organized as it goes through the drugs in different groups than the other book. I learn best with repetition so reading one book and then the next was very helpful to me. I also like that this book suggested many mnemonics that will be helpful when I take my final of all 200 drugs. This book can be a bit overwhelming with so much information about each drug. That is why having both books can be helpful because I can refer to Memorizing Pharmacology for the basic information.
Overall, I would highly recommend purchasing both books like I did in order to really memorize these drugs. They will both be helpful resources for a Nursing student or someone in a pharmacology class.

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Great Resource!

This book is a great resource to help one review/study for NCLEX. I struggled with Pharmacology in the past and this book has absolutely helped me. This book has helped simplify the topic for me and has been a great resource for the Nursing program. I've been able to learn various mnemonics which have helped me throughout the program. Its been great being able to listen to the book on the go. Working and going to school full time keeps me busy. This has helped me study in between my free time as well. I would highly recommend this book!

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Helpful

In the beginning of the class I was struggling and then I started using memorizing pharmacology. It helped me remember the different types of drugs. This is a great resource for a nursing student. I start using mnemonics and then I start to understand the medication more. My grades and exams improved. I would recommend the audiobook because it provides a clear pronunciation of medications. I highly recommend this audiobook for someone who is trying to improve their learning in pharmacology

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Helped with Exam

I am currently a nursing student taking a pharmacology course and this book was a great resource for studying for my exams. We just took an exam about the neurological medications and this book was a good help in studying for that exam. The APEZZ acronym and RESTT acronyms helped me remember a number of these medications.
I would use this audiobook while I was driving to school and back because I have a 15 minute drive, so it was nice to use this to listen, learn, and study for this upcoming exam. It was extremely helpful to listen to this while I was driving because it let my brain absorb the information easier than just reading it over and over again.
This audiobook was helpful in reviewing acronyms for certain drug names and also certain drug side effects and I sometimes would just go back and replay the acronyms over and over again and write them down at the same time to help remember them and make sure I understood them and where they came from.
I highly recommend this book, especially in audio form to help study for exams!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-18-18

PharmD Student

For anyone studying pharmacology, this audiobook is great! Would recommend for anyone who is approaching it for the first time or has had trouble learning to get a snapshot of pharmacology through mnemonics that are very easy to listen to and learn. I love how it’s broken down by disease states and groups drug classes together!

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  • Zain Anwar
  • 07-18-18

great book!

current US pharm.D student, excellent mnemonic for memorization, greatly helped me out in remembering pharmacology.