Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dihydropyridine vs non-Dihydropyridine CCBs mnemonic

Dihydropyridine vs non-Dihydropyridine CCBs were always a struggle to me because they are both CCBs but at the same time they have some differences.

I hope that the following mnemonic will help in reminding you which one is Dihydro and which one is not :D :

The mnemonic (remember DIE HARD movie and Bruce Willis)

I am a DIe Hard FAN

DIHydropyridine CCBs:
F- felodipine
A- amlodipine
N- nicardipine

So non-Dihydropyridine CCBs are Verapamil and Dilitazem.

The original FAN mnemonic was posted here:

good luck :)


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