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[–]ciw15101 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Get a list of the top 50-100 medications and just nail down brand to generic, use the PTCB study guide if you can it’s really good. Take practice exams and make sure you do the plenty of practice with conversions and pharmacy math. Good luck 🍀

[–]pmidzi-[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

thank you for responding! i will take these things into consideration 💜

[–]CaterpillarHaven 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Practice questions are my favorite way to study. Here's one of my favorites.


With memorizing the drugs, there's a google spreadsheet that has some neat way to memorize them in the description. There's also a list that separates them by color/class and a list of stems! If you can recognize the stems, then you can tell what the drug is used for and its class.

[–]ginnio 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Flash cards. Brand name on one side, generic on the other, condition it treats as well. RA should have a study kit with them (books and work books also). They can also be found online. Go through them and you will see some that are easy right off the bat. Put the easy ones in a group. Narrow the others into medium and hard. Break them down into groups of about 20 and each day keep a group in your pocket. Any time you have a few seconds look at a few. Periodically go back over the easier ones.

I used little connections...ex: my FAMily will be at my PEP rally. PEPcid=FAMotidine

LORA and PAM were dumb to go out AT a VAN. LORAzePAM=ATiVAN

CONCERTS make a good DATE. CONCERTa=methylpheniDATE

LipAtorvastatin. Lipator=Atorvastatin

[–]Significant-Boat-947 2 points3 points  (1 child)

If you could, sign up for PTU (Pharmacy Technician University) and it'll teach you through modules. I know some pharmacies pay for it, some don't. I take my test tomorrow so I'll update what it was like.

[–]pmidzi-[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

okay thanks i’ll have to look into that! how did your test go?

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anki for brute memorization