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Do You Need To Know Drug Side Effects?

Hey guys! Today we’re going to talk about a topic that relates to the top 200 drugs. I was asked if you need to know the top 200 drugs side effects.

The answer to this question is technically no, but it does not hurt for you to know them, SO if you were to this will be the way I would go about it. I would make sure that I first understand all the categorization of the drugs. Then what I would do is apply a general side effect that is common within that category to those drugs just so you can know and be able to have a general list. But it’s not like a pharmacist who needs to know the mechanism of action, they need to know the side effects, the brand name, and the generic name.

You need to also know drugs that contradict it so that you know certain allergies specifications for that. That is why you need to make sure that you have a general overview of it. But I wouldn’t just go in super depth trying to learn the effects for every drug because you’re not taking the exam that a pharmacist will take. You are taking an exam for a pharmacy technician.

So even in the pharmacy when it comes to addressing certain drugs as far as their side effects. The pharmacist is going to go in-depth on that with the patient when it comes to counseling. I wouldn’t worry so heavily on the matter if I were you. I would just literally focus on the top 200 drug brand name and generic name and you’ll be good to go.

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