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How to memorize all drug names

  1. Jul 24, 2014 #1
    I have a plan to learn most commonly used drugs for common cold and chemotherapy related.
    I am going to write them down in the following format

    Drug name: xxxx
    Chemical Compounds: xxxx
    Intended Use: xxx
    Warning: xxx

    Each of them is shortly described. I still think I don't need to learn its compound though.
    Do you think this is enough for my sole purpose that is to turn them into common knowledge ( because I am not a medical student ) ?

    If anyone here is a druggist, could you tell me how long did it take you to memorize all common drug names ?
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  4. Jul 24, 2014 #3
    Use pegging and method of loci. You can also use acronyms and acrostics to strengthen these memories.
  5. Jul 25, 2014 #4


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    Nice link! Thanks Dave.
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