[TRICKS] How to Memorize Hypertension Drug Suffix

Author: StudentRDH Dental Hygiene Online Board Review Solutions

Okay, my name is Claire and I'm the founder of StudentRDH and SmarterDA. Today I want to talk about five drugs, okay, five drugs that are going to be probably in your examination. You know every patient is taking something in our examination and hypertension is a very common medical condition in North America.

Sorry, I'm bending at the same time trying to show the drugs so let's try to be okay with this setting, If you can see this or hear me please give me a thumbs up, so I know. This is live and you can hear me correctly. Because, we already have some viewers, that's awesome! So let's start right now with the generic drug.

So you know this one, so you can't see my face anymore but here it is this drug it ends with -olol, like this one atenolol, so when you see this drug, do you know what this is used for? Do you know what category of hypertension drug this is? Well, this is how you're going to memorize it because in StudentRDH I'm trying to give you a lot of tips of how to memorize things easier, so your life is just a little easier, and you pass the board examinations. So quickly here I would just turn this around okay and do this okay so -olol but like kind of you're looking in a mirror in the opposite direction and then what that gives you is a B and a B. What is this a beta blocker. You understand, so if you see this, reverse it and say, okay this is a beta blocker. Easy to remember, right? Now let's look at this -pine, PINE, it ends like this like this drug you see and you'll see a lot in your examination. So here, how do I know that this is a calcium channel blocker? What I do is, and this has nothing to do with the real facts but I just think about Cal, California.

Okay, and then I think about a beautiful pine tree that I saw in California, and this is how the memory works, the weirder it is, like Alice in Wonderland, the better it is and this I'm forcing it a little bit, that's telling you California when public pine trees are not really in California but at least you can remember Claire told me this stupid story that there was a lot of pine trees in California which is not even true. So when I see pine, okay now this pine tree you may remember sorry not CAL but calcium channel blocker because you need to know those categories for the pharmacology part of examination also is for examination probably. Okay -IDE, things that ends with IDE such as this drug or diuretic how do you know this is a diuretic well just find a clue right here you see the "D" and this "I" and spell diuretic DI, sorry, the marker is dying and I'm going to skip the rest of the spelling but do you see the DI and you see it here and the memory is all about finding clues to how to memorize this like when you're driving you are turning right and you're turning left and you remember this building. You remember that you have your coffee with this friend at this coffee shop then remember that the McDonald's was there and then you remember, okay the school, my new school is kind of around the corner so you have to find markers and this is what we just did find the marker IDE while you find the D and the I and you're like okay this is a diuretic. I hope this make sense if it does give it a thumbs up or something so I know this is going well, okay next almost to the end -pril, PRIL like in this drug lisinopril. You'll see this a lot in your actual medical conditions of your, thank you for the thumbs up, in the school examination but also in clinics so how do I know that this is related to an ace inhibitor.

[TRICKS] How to Memorize Hypertension Drug Suffix

Well this is just what I do, I see -pril and I feel like there's one letter that's missing in this part we have January, February, March, and April and I know this letter "A" is going to give me the code that this is an ACE Inhibitor. Does that make sense? Again things that has nothing to do with real facts but things are going to help you remember. Okay, the last one is -tan how do I know that this is a ARB? Well, what does ARB sounds like? It actually sounds like arm to me, ARM like my arm, my right arm I'm writing with, and if you can see I have a slight tan, okay, it's summer right now I try really hard to tan better I'm not a good Tanner actually I turn red and turn you know like I lose my colors again so now I remember things that end with -tan, TAN, you know this is a ARB. You think about the arms. So let me just let me just recap really quickly right now, -olol you write it opposite like you're in the mirror and it's going to give you an -olol and if you put those two together there's going to be a B and a B, drugs that end with this are beta-blockers. -PINE like this drug, how do I know that this is a calcium channel blocker? Well, pine, I think about California I saw massive land of pine, doesn't make sense again but you think is, just imagine that and you can you mention that I actually lied to you because I don't even know about that.

You're going to remember in your exam, you see this I said, okay I remember the stupid thing Claire told me this is California okay starts with calcium channel blocker now, -IDE it's about finding the clues where you see them you see the D, and the I, you could say okay this is a diuretic -PRIL this is an ACE inhibitor because I feel like there's a letter that's missing here which was the "A" gives me the clue of ACE. And then the last one -tan, okay now remember my arm is tan or hopefully your arm is a little more tan than mine and you think about arm which is going to translate into ARB. I hope this all makes sense to you and if you have any questions you can always email me at clairej@studentrdh.com and if you know more, if you want to know more about the dental hygiene boards, you can of course go to the website, studentrdh.com and find the mini reviews or you can see some goals that are posted already and i'm going to do this again on youtube so you can watch it again and again without the whiteboard but me. Actually with some power points so it's actually a little easier to do but i was trying to engage you guys, and if you have any questions right now, you can do it you can just put a comment on it saying, you know I liked it, I understand.

Now I understand things a little better, I can memorize it or if you don't, you know, that's why, let me know and I'll come up with better things to do for you to memorize things because my job at StudentRDH is not just be the founder and the CEO but will it help you be successful on your examination. So if you have any questions you post it right now or later and I'll make sure to come back to join the group and talk about this so I want to try to do more live videos now because I think that's the thing that everybody's doing and I hope I am okay doing with that and again my name is Claire, my email is clairej@studentrdh.com. Thank you for watching and I hope you memorize those hypertension drugs what they end with and how you can remember what they do. Alright, thank you guys.

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