Pharmacology - Drug Suffixes Flashcards

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-azole
Antifungal
-cillin
penicillin
-sone
Corticosteroid
i.e. Prednisone
-mycin
aminoglycoside antibiotics
-operidol
Butyrophenone (neuroleptic)
-terol
Beta2 agonist
-triptyline
tricyclic antidepressant
-tropin
pituitary hormone
-pril
ACE inhibitor
-mycin
aminoglycoside antibiotics
-ipramine
tricyclic antridepressant
-operidol
Butyrophenone (neuroleptic)
-pril
ACE inhibitor
-statin
HMG-CoA (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A) reductase inhibitors
-zosin
Alpha-adrenergic blocker
i.e. Prazosin
-prostol
Prostoglandins [acid reduction/GI]
-arin
Anticoagulant/Blood thinner [coagulation]
i.e. Heparin
-floxacin
Fluoroquinolone [antibiotic]
i.e. Ciprofloxacin, Levofloxacin, Gatifloxacin
-azine
phenothiazine (antipsychotics, neuroleptic, antiemetic)
-ane
Inhalation/Volatile general anesthetic
-ane
Inhalation/Volatile general anesthetic
-pine
Calcium channel blocker
i.e. Nifedipine
-tidine
Histamine-2 blocker [acid reduction/GI]
i.e. Cimetidine (Tagamet)
-grel
ADP receptor blocker [coagulation]
i.e. Clopidogel (Plavix), Prasugrel (Effient)
-olol
Beta Antagonist (beta blocker)
-oxin
cardiac glycoside (inotropic agent)
-azepam
Antianxiety drugs (Benzodiazepines, BZDs)
-azepam
Antianxiety drugs (Benzodiazepines, BZDs)
-sartan
ARB (angiotensin II receptor blocker)
i.e. Losartan
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