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These drug prefixes, roots, and suffixes apply only to generic names. prefix, root, suffix examples (generic names) drug class or drug category -afil avanafil; sildenafil; tadalafil; vardenafil phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitor -asone betamethasone; dexamethasone; diflorasone; fluticasone; mometasone corticosteroid -bicin doxorubicin; epirubicin; idarubicin; valrubicin antineoplastic; cytotoxic agent -bital butabarbital; butalbital; phenobarbital; secobarbital barbiturate (sedative) -caine bupivacaine; lidocaine; mepivacaine; prilocaine; proparacaine local anesthetic cef-, ceph- cefaclor; cefdinir; cefixime; cefprozil; cephalexin cephalosporin antibiotic -cillin amoxicillin; ampicillin; dicloxacillin; nafcillin; oxacillin penicillin antibiotic cort clocortolone; fludrocortisone; hydrocortisone corticosteroid -cycline demeclocycline; tetracycline antibiotic
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doxycycline; minocycline; tetracycline -dazole albendazole; mebendazole; metronidazole; tinidazole anthelmintic; antibiotic; antibacterial -dipine amlodipine; felodipine; nifedipine; nimodipine; nisoldipine calcium channel blocker -dronate alendronate; etidronate; ibandronate; risedronate bisphosphonate; bone resorption inhibitor -eprazole esomeprazole; omeprazole; rabeprazole proton pump inhibitor (PPI) -fenac bromfenac; diclofenac ; nepafenac NSAID -floxacin
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