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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Cephalosporins

















  • First Generation Cephahlosporins - Remember this story:
Mr. Fazol (ceFAZOLin) is a Lorry Driver (cephaLORIdine). He works very hard and has become Thin (cephaloTHIN) He has a "Rad" Watch on his hand (cephRADine) and a "Lux" soap (cephaLEXin). He wears a bright green Drawer {i.e trousers} ( cefaDROxil)

Route of drug administration: He will put the Lux soap in his Drawer - (Cefalexin & Cefradine are given orally. The latter can also be given i.v. /.i.m.. All others- i.v. /.i.m)
  • Second Generation Cephalosporins: Remember FOX, FUR, FAC - ceFOXitin, ceFURoxime, ceFAClor
  • Third Generation Cephalosporins - The story goes thus:
Mr. Aziz (ceftAZIdime) is taking an Ox (ceftizOXime, cefpodOXime) in a Taxi (cefoTAXIme) for slaughtering, i.e. an Operation (cefOPERAZONE). For this purpose he is taking Three Axon blades (cefTRIAXONe). He will Fix (ceFIXime) the ox for dinner (cefDINIR) in a short time!

Route of drug administration: Fix the price and eat (only Cefixime is given oral: all others im/iv).

ADRs: Operation will cause bleeding (Cefoperazone cause bleeding)
  • Fourth Generation Cephalosporins:
My wierd dream:  QUEEN of ROME who FLEW to OZONE layer, fell down and was made IP (Inpatient) by ME. Helps you to remember fourth generation cephalosporins - Cefquinome, Cefpirome, Cefluprenam, Cefozopran, Cefipime.

21 comments:

Dr.Shaheryar Ali Jafri said...

Thanks for sharing this mnemonic. this is really very useful . it helped me alot to memorize the cephlosporins rather than cramming and forcing my brain against his will......:) Thank u so much sir...

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Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic mnemonic--thank you!

Anonymous said...

good !! that's what i needed .........

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Unbelievable mneumonics really

Anonymous said...

VERY GOOD MNEMONICS.
SAVED A LOT OF TIME

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Anonymous said...

Kana lekhichaba baya karidela

Faruque said...

ceftamet pivoxil in 3rd gen is missed so i edited a bit like this "Mr. Aziz is taking an Ox which he tamed (CefTAMEt) in a Taxi for slaughtering..." Anyways thanks a lot for it! Hats off to you.

yogesh jaju said...

Thanku sir..it helps me a lot.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I had learnt it last year from here to give it to my seniors n now i'm here back again to refresh. You have saved us al a lot of time n d horrible effort of tryin.

Ovais Dar said...

Awesome... (y)

Anonymous said...

What about this: the QUEEN of ROME told ME that she FLEW to OZONE layer as VIP. Thanks for the good work. Very grateful

Sanjana Nashine said...

Freakinngly awesum it is....thanks alot...wow!! Saved my tym alot...thanks alot Dr.Shajil...:)

Anonymous said...

Thank u sooooo much....loved it....othrwise wud spend an hour mugging up...n finally forget d next day..

Anonymous said...

Awesome mnemonic!!
Thanks a lot sir..!!

Manish kumar said...

Thanx sir ji
Happy new year

Anonymous said...

Amaaazingg !!!! Thank you sooo much sir :)

Lakshmi said...

Thank you so much sir :) ....

Anonymous said...

Amazing!!!!!! very helpful

Anonymous said...

Useful, very very useful. You got a creative mind. Keep sharing such pearls with others..thankyou

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