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really cute blog with pictures of drugs, etc. and little tips to remember their effects and what they're used for #pharmacology

K+ Sparing diuretics Nursing Considerations - Potassium-Sparing Diuretics Measure BP, P before & at intervals Administer in AM with food or milk Daily weight (same clothes, time, scales) Assess for.

Gabapentin (Neurontin) | Nursing Mnemonics and Tips

Gabapentin (Neurontin) Neurontin, an anticonvulsant, affects the chemicals in the nerves that causes seizures. It is used alone or in combination with other medications. It is also used in adults to treat nerve pain caused by herpes virus or shingles.

escitalopram (Lexapro) fluoxetine (Prozac) sertraline (Zoloft) paroxetine (Paxil) Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI's). serotonin syndrome: rare, life threatening event caused by SSRIs; sx: abdominal pain, fever, sweating, tachycardia, hypertension, delirium, myoclonus, irritability, and mood changes; may result in death

SSRIs Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors block or delay the re-absorption of the neurotransmitter, serotonin, by the original (presynaptic) nerves it was released from. This effect increases the levels of serotonin in the synapses.