Friday, February 16, 2018

Immunomodulators mnemonic

Hello Awesomites :)

Let's work out an interesting way of remembering a few Immunomodulators and Chemotherapeutic agents today!

These mnemonics were submitted to us by Mikey.

1. SIRolimus
    Is it nephrotoxic? Does it cause pancytopenia?
    - Kidney SIRvives. It causes panSIRtopenia

2. MycophenolATE side effects:
    - M: Marrow suppression
    - ATE: for GI effects: Nausea, cramping and abdominal pain

3. What do you use Azathioprine for?
    - *Auto*thioprine - *Auto*immune conditions, as well as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's disease and glomerulonephritis

4. What is the MOA of Basiliximab and what are it's side effects?
 Say: Basilik, THE Reptile in aisle 2
    - THE: Tremor, Hypertension, Edema
    - It is an IL- 2R monoclonal antibody

5. What is the MOA of Trastuzumab and what is it used for? it's side effect?
    - It is a therapeutic antiobody againts HER2/neu receptor
    HER Breasts and Stomach *trust*ed you!
    - Used for Breast and Gastric cancers
    But, it hurts Heart too!
    - Causes Cardiotoxicity.

- Compiled by Riya

That's it!
Have an awesome day, you guys!

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