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Pharm Mneumonics

Two "QT's" say NO to OBs. Quinolones and Tetracyclines
Antiretrovirals are like the CIA; how? They search for virus, then work to interrupt and hinder growth but do not kill.
Major toxic effects of Aminoglycosides (amikacin, Neomycin, Tobramycin, and Gentamicin) are? Nephrotoxicity (kidney) and Ototoxicity (ears).
Beta 1 works for which organ? Cardiac
Beta 2 works for which organ? Lungs
Calcium Channel Blockers Norvasc (amlodipine), Verapamil (Calan), Nifidepine (Procardia), Dilitiazem (Cardizem)
Beta-Andrenergic Blockers Metoprolol (Lopressor), Atenolol (Tenormin), Propranolol) Inderal, Nadolol (Corgard)
Ace Inhibitors ends in: aPril (think month of April), Captoril, Enalapril, Benazepril
Beta Blockers end with OLOL. Propranolol, Atenolol
Calcium Channel Blockers (CA) CAlan Isoptin, CArdizem, ProCArdia.
Calcium Channel Blockers (Very Nice Drugs) Verapamil, Nifedipine, Dilitiazem
Lidocaine Toxicity. SAMS: Slurred Speech, Altered CNS, Muscle Twitching, Seizures.
Drugs for Bradycardia and decreaed B/P? IDEA: Isoproterenol, Dopamine, Epipinephrine, Atropine.
Which Insulin begins to work in 15-30 mins? Lispro is a pro & peaks 0.5 - 2.5 hrs.and Exubra eeks behind lispro & peaks in 0.5-1.5hrs
Which Insulin begins to work at 30-60 mins? Regular (tv show time) peaks 1-5 hrs.
Which Insulin begins at 60-120 mins? NPH peaks at 6-14 hrs. (Miles Per Hr)
Which insulin begins at 70 mins? Lantus (late/lazy lantus)no peak and in for long haul.
Insulin Order. LERN Line. Lispro, Exubra, Regular, NPH, Lantus.
#1 Antiinflammatory Corticosteroids end in ? ONE: prednisone, cortisone, Dexamethasone
Tapazole (Methimazole)is a security guard not letting in what into Thyroid? Iodine, T3 and T4. controlling Thyrotoxicosis, Thyroid storm.
M.O.M (milf of Mag) in the PM or what in the AM? BM bowel movement
If Mr. Kidney see the doc and says "I feel like I have rocks and I'm not functioning right and I have pain." what will doc say. I feel a stone, you need Amphojel to lower your phosphate, and rise your pH. plus low phosphate diet.
Mr. Stomache goes to the doc and says " when I get agitated I burn and bring up stomach stuff". what will doc say. Amphojel will put out the fire but watch for hypophosphatemia.
Kayelalate unloads what? Potassium but watch for irreg hrt rhythm and sodium.
Salicylate (ASA) Poisoning Sx's Tinnitus, Increased Temp, Dehydration, Disorientation, Hyperventilation. Severe= metabolic acidosis, seizures.
Toxic Level of Lithium is? 2.0 meq.L
Toxic Level of Digoxin is? 2.0 ng/ml
TOxic Level of Theophylline is? 20 mcg/ml (remember the longest word has the highest #)
Can't use Grapefruit or Grapefruit Juice with what drugs? Felodipine (Plendil), Nifedipine (procardia), Amolodipine (Norvasc), Carbmazepine (Tegretol), Buspirone (buspar), Lovastatin (mevacor).
Grapefruit can not be used with which drugs? hint: Fruit Never Allows Very much Calcium Blockers Leverage Ca channel blockers: plendil, procardia, norvasc, calan; other drugs: Tegretol, Buspar, Mevacor.
Emergency drugs to LEAN on? Lidocaine, Epinephrine, Atropine, Narcan
Timolol (timoptic) what is it used for? Interfers with Aqueous Humor production which reduces pressure.
Isoniazid (INH) is an antituberculin. Do you increase or lower B6 when using it? INH = INcrease B6
Levodopa is an Antiparkinsonism drug. Do you increase or lower the B6 when using it? Levodopa= Lower the B6
MAO Inhibitors No Popular Meds: what meds are they? Nardil, Parnate, Marplan
With MAOI's you can't take which meds? No barbiturates, no Tricyclic antidepressants, antihystamines, CNS depressants, Antihypertensives, OTC cold meds.
With MAOI's you can't consume which groups of food? No cheese, wine, preserved meats.
Uterine Relaxants (Tocolytics) It's Not My Time! what drugs are they? I= Indomethacin (NSAID) N= Nifedipine (CA Channel Blocker), M= Magnesium Sulfate, T= Terbutaline (adrenergic agonist)
Serious Complications of combo estrogen and progestin (oral Birth control) ACHES, what are they? A= abdominal pains, C= chest pains, H= Headaches, E= Eye probs, S= Severe leg pain.
Created by: harris_51698