Some Objective Data

 Pre-meds are eagerly awaiting acceptance letters from medical schools and can’t wait to get started with the “busy” life of being a medical student.  But what is busy?  That’s such a subjective term.


Currently, we (MS2 students) are studying for our second exam in pharmacology.  Other than pharmacology we take 4 other classes currently.  One difficult one (Pathology), and two others that have lighter loads comparatively (Intro to Clinical Medicine 3 & Behavioral Science).  Our second exam in pharmacology is this coming Monday (Dec 7th).  Over this last 2.5 (that’s two and a half – not twenty five) weeks, we have learned/are learning this list of drugs:


Methacholine
Bethanechol
Carbachol
Cevimeline
Pilocarpine
Ambenonium
Demecarium
Edrophonium
Neostigmine
Physostigmine
Pyridostigmine
Tacrine
Donepezil
Rivastigmine
Galantamine
Atropine
Scopolamine
Cyclopentolate
Tolterodine
Dicyclomine
Oxybutynin
Tropicamide
Nicotine
Mecamylamine
Guanidine
Botulinum Toxin
Succinylcholine
Varenicline
Atracurium
Cisatracurium
Pancuronium
Rocuronium
Tubocurarine
Vecuronium
Norepinephrine
Epinephrine
Isoproterenol
Dopamine
Dobutamine
Albuterol
Formoterol
Metaproterenol
Pirbuterol
Salmeterol
Terbutaline
Clonidine
Guanabenz
Guanfacine
Alpha-methyl Dopa
Apraclonidine
Amphetamine
Dextroamphetmaine
Pseudoephedrine
Ephedrine
Cocaine
Tyramine
Phenoxybenzamine
Phentolamine
Prazosin
Terazosin
Doxazosin
Tamsulosin
Alfuzosin
Propranolol
Timolol
Nadolol
Metoprolol
Atenolol
Esmolol
Betaxolol
Pindolol
Acebutolol
Labetalol
Carvedilol
Histamine
Diphenhydramine
Chlorpheniramine
Meclizine
Fexofenadine
Loratadine
Desloratadine
Cetirizine
Levocetirizine
Azelastine
Phenylephrine
Naphazoline
Oxymetazoline
Pseudoephedrine
Beclomethasone
Budesonide
Flunisolide
Fluticasone
Mometasone
Triamcinolone
Theophylline
Ipratropium
Tiotropium
Levalbuterol
Omalizumab
Singulair
Advair Diskus
ProAir HFA
Flomax
Nasonex
Spiriva
Detrol LA
Chantix
Proventil HFA
Combivent
Flovent HFA
Nasacort AQ
Allegra-D 12 Hour
Toprol XL
Astelin
Xopenex HFA
Patanol
Pulmicort Respules
Alphagan P
Vesicare
Xopenex
Clarinex
Coreg CR
Ventolin HFA
Rhinocort Aqua
Xyzal
Veramyst
Asmanex Twisthaler
Uroxatral
Allegra-D 24 Hour
EpiPen
Zyrtec
Enablex
Symbicort
Qvar




And that’s a list of the 2nd exam drugs.  Remember this is a list of only the drugs we need to know, not the mechanisms, receptors, or enzymes involved that’ll also be on the exam.  Keep looking forward to medical school my pre-med friends!  Also, use this list and start memorizing right now, that’ll get you ahead.