Pharmacology

3 Antimuscarinics Used for an Eye Exam

Background Information: Note that these drugs induce mydriasis and cycloplegia. Mnemonic: “At Tropical Home” At – Atropine Tropical – Tropicamide Home – Homatropine Mnemonic Aid: Where did you get your eye exam done? I got mine done ‘At Tropical Home’. Quizlet Flash Cards: https://quizlet.com/143098112/qs-36-second-usmle-mnemonic-video-series-flash-cards/ Study Aid Suggestions: http://www.picmonic.com/referrals/4EGX0XWP6S6ALGR16 * Picmonic really helped me to push […]

Side Effects of -Triptan Drug Usage

Background Information: Triptan drugs are used to alleviate the symptoms of a migraine attack or cluster headache. Mnemonic: “Flashing Tinkling Neck Ties” Flashing – Flushing Tinkling – Tingling Necktie – Neck Tightness Mnemonic Aid: To solidify this mnemonic into your memory, Google flashing necktie. I am pretty sure these ties will aggravate people suffering from […]

3 Possible Complications with Vancomycin Use

Vancomyin inhibits gram-positive organisms and have no effect against gram-negatives. It binds to D-Ala-D-Ala on cell wall precursors to inhibit peptidoglycan synthesis. Slow IV infusion rate is essential to avoid Red Man Syndrome. Do you remember the mnemonic “Very Popular Neisseria”? Mnemonic: “It’s NOT so safe to use Vancomycin” N – Nephrotoxicity O – Ototoxicity […]