“Military General Attacked Weary Fighters Pronouncing : ‘Veni Vedi Veci’ After Crushing Enemies”: · Epilepsy types: Myoclonic Grand mal Atonic West syndrome Focal Petit mal (absence) · Respective drugs: Valproate Valproate Valproate ACTH Carbamazepine Ethosuximide
MAOIs indications MAOI‘S: Melancholic [classic name for atypical depression] Anxiety Obesity disorders [anorexia, bulemia] Imagined illnesses [hypochondria] Social phobias · Listed in decreasing order of importance. · Note MAOI is inside MelAnchOlIc.
Corticosteroids adverse side effects CUSHINGS BAD MD: Cataracts Up all night (sleep disturbances) Suppression of HPA axis Hypertension/ buffalo Hump Infections Necrosis (avascular) Gain weight Striae Bone loss (osteoporosis) Acne Diabetes Myopathy, moon faces Depression and emotional change
Warfarin interactions ACADEMIC QACS: Amiodarone Cimetidine Aspirin Dapsone Erythromycin Metronidazole Indomethacin Clofibrates Quinidine Azapropazone Ciprofloxacin Statins
Opiates Naloxone will reverse the effect of opiate overdose, typically in the presence of CNS and respiratory depression. It competitively binds opioid receptors, causing a blockade Usually given IV for fastest action (<1 min) Opioid overdose typically seen in heroin users who have been incarcerated / ‘gone cold turkey’ who subsequently return to heroin abuse. Upon… Continue reading Drugs Overdose & Treatment
Antibiotic Agents & Mechanisms: CLICK TO ENLARGE : Gram Positive & Negative Bacteria: Drugs used in TB: Rifamycins Inhibits DNA transcription Rifamycin, rifabutin Cidal Nausea, anorexia, pseudomembranous colitis, hepatotoxicity, orange colouration of excreted bodily fluids, toxicity syndromes, drug interactions Also used in mycobacterial infections –these most commonly occur in those with HIV. Resistance prevents… Continue reading Antibiotic Agents & Mechanisms
Class IC antiarrhythmics FEP F – flecainide E – encainide P – propafenone [no effect on APD] Class III antiarrhythmics SIBA (not the Ciba series) S – sotalol I – ibutilide B – bretylium A – amiodarone [K block-increase APD, ERP, QT] Beta 1 selective blockers “A -BEAM “ acebutalol betaxolol esmolo atenolol metoprolol 1) drugs… Continue reading Mnemonics
Question: This is a side effect of a drug. This drug has beta blocker-like and potassium channel blocker-like actions on the SA and AV nodes, increases the refractory period via sodium- and potassium-channel effects, and slows intra-cardiac conduction of the cardiac action potential, via sodium-channel effects. Name the drug.???? ANSWER: Amiodarone is described as… Continue reading Name the Drug??
NAME THE SYRINGE..?? ONE WITH RED CAP…