I don’t usually recommend mnemonics for remembering drug names because over time you get so used to them that you don’t exactly need a mnemonic for it.
But if it’s your first year in pharmacology, it’s a lot to take in. I did make some memory aids for studying generations of cephalosporins but after a while, I promise you won’t need them.
I used to remember three drugs from each generation.
I associated first generation with the alphabet A.
"Alo, Azo, Adro."
CephALOthin, CefAZOlin, CefADROxil.
I associated second generation with the alphabet F.
"Fur, Fox, Fac."
CeFURoxime, CeFOXitin, CeFAClor.
I associated Third generation with the alphabet T.
"Taxi, Tizoxi, Tazidi, Triax."
CefoTAXIme, CefTIZOXIme, CefTAZIDIme.
Notice the “me” everywhere!
A comes first, next comes F and then comes T; alphabetically. So easy to recollect!
Fourth generation: “Epic Queen of pi & Rome”
Cefepime, Cefquinome, Cefpirome.
It’s lame, memorize it for now & forget it later :D
Hope it helps!
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Lymphatic drainage of the tongue
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How to draw the tympanic membrane
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Hand of Benediction and clawing mnemonic
Supination and Pronation of Forearm
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- Lower extremity
Peroneal nerve branches mnemonic
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Which cell secretes what? Gastrointestinal mnemonics
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Ventral and dorsal view of the brainstem highlighting cranial nerves (Diagrams only)
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Embryological origin of brain mnemonics
Parasympathetic ganglia mnemonic
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Cochlear nerve, pathway and mnemonic
Spinal cord organization mnemonic
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Refractive indices of the eye mnemonic
Prolate and Oblate ellipse mnemonic
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Myopia and Hypermetropia mnemonic
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