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Dilaudid

Hydromorphone

(an opioid/ mu agonist for pain management)

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Zofran

Ondansetron

(Antiemetic used for chemo-induced and post-op vomiting. Blocks 5HT-3 receptor on vagal afferents in the GI tract)
(*tiny ribbon dancer)

3

Reglan

Metoclopramide

(Antiemetic. Blocks D2 dopamine receptors.)
(*me-tickle-ide tickling guy on D-rings doing gymnastics)

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Plavix

Clopidogrel

(Antiplatelet agent)

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Singulair

Montelukast

(Leukotriene D4 receptor blocker used in mild persistent asthma)

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Levaquin

Levofloxacin

(a floroquinolone)

*This is a commonly used drug to treat inpatient pneumonia. Covers gram negative (Psuedomonas, Klebsiella) and gram positive (strep pneumo)
*Beware of black box warnings: QT prolongation, tendon rupture (elderly), and aortic dissection (new one!)
**Since these are bad risks, a macrolide like Azithromycin (Z-pack) is used to treat outpatient pneumonia (when you don’t have to worry so much about more rare gram neg bugs)

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Zosyn

Piperacillin/ Tazobactam

(Extended spectrum penicillin, which is a beta-lactam drug and works by binding PBP/ transpeptidase so it can’t bind to/ stabilize the bacterial cell wall + beta-lactamase inhibitor, which blocks beta-lactamases made by smart bacteria that cleave the penicillin/ drug otherwise)

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Cymbalta

Duloxetine

(SSRI)

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Lantus

Insulin Glargine

(Long-acting)
(Sketchy “Girls And Lads”)

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Eliquis

ApiXaBAN

(Anticoagulant- direct factor 10 inhibitor)

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Strattera

Atomoxetine

(Selective NE reuptake inhibitor for ADHD. Give to patients at night bc it takes a while to kick in—that way, it will go into effect when the patients starts their day)

12

Wellbutrin

Bupropion

(Atypical antidepressant that blocks NE and dopamine reuptake, also used for smoking cessation)
(“NET DAT ball pro”)

13

Vistaril

HydroxyZINE

(1st gen anti-histamine)

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Prozac

Fluoxetine

(SSRI)

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Zofran

Ondansetron

(Anti-emetic for nausea)

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Zoloft

Sertraline

(SSRI)

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Xanax

Alprazolam

(Benzo used in anxiety/ panic disorder)

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Cardiazem

Diltiazem

(CCB)

19

Keppra

Levetriracetam

(Anti-seizure medication)

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Andexxa

Recombinant factor X (10)

*can be given as a reversal for ApiXaBAN (Eliquis) (for example, in my hemorrhagic stroke patient)

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Crestor

Rosuvastatin

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Ativan

Lorazepam

(Benzo)

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Valium

Diazepam

(Long-acting benzo)

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Librium

Chlordiazepoxide

(Long-acting benzo)

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Lipitor

Atorvostatin

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Rocephin

Ceftriaxone

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Keppra

Levetriacetam

(Broad spectrum anti-seizure med)

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SoluMedrol

Methylprednisone

(Corticosteroid often used in COPD exacerbation)

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Prozac

Fluoxetine

(SSRI *the only pediatric approved one)

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Seroquel

Quetiapine

(2nd gen/ atypical antipsychotic)