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Antiarrhythmics Mnemonics

Mnemonic for remembering antiarrhythmics
Class Drug Mnemonic Read as: Professor Quackers “dissed” – Lydia’s penny Mexican tacos. – Feeling profaned, – proper Bertha Butt – (amiable British socialite) – virtually dismembered ‘im. or Professor Quackers dissed Lydia’s Penny Mexican Tacos. Feeling profaned, proper Bertha Butt, (amiable British socialite), virtually dismembered ‘im.*Note: “Dissed” is used here as the slang term “dis” – from dismiss. I.e., “Don’t ‘dis’ me, man!”
 
Class IA

  • Procainamide Professor
  • Quinidine Quackers
  • Disopyramide “dissed” *

Class IB –

  • Lidocaine Lydia’s
  • Phenytoin penny
  • Mexiletine Mexican
  • Tocainide Tacos

Class IC

  • Flecainide feeling
  • Propafenone profaned

Class II

  • Propranolol proper
  • Beta Blockers Bertha Butt

Class III

  • Amiodarone amiable
  • Bretylium British
  • Solatol socialite

Class IV

  • Verapamil virtually
  • Diltiazem dismembered ‘im
  • Atropine
  • Adenosine