Pharmacology - Common prefixes/suffixes of drug classes

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Common drug prefixes and suffixes of drug classes. Very basic.

ase

Thrombolytic

azole

Antifungal

caine

Local Anesthetic

cef / ceph

Cephalosporin Antibiotic

cillin

Penicillin antibiotic

floxacin

Fluoroquinolone antibiotic

cycline

Tetracycline antibiotic

dazole

Nitroimidazole antibiotic

dipine

Calcium channel blocker

prazole

Proton pump inhibitor

profen

NSAID

fenac

NSAID

mycin / micin

Aminoglycoside antibiotic

olol

Beta blocker

cort / olone / sone

Corticosteroid

parin

Anticoagulant

pril

ACE inhibitor

sartan

Angiotensin II receptor antagonist

statin

HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor

semide

Loop diuretic

thiazide

Thiazine diuretic

actone

Potassium sparing diuretic

setron

Serotonin receptor antagonist

terol

Beta agonist

vir

Antiviral

zepam / zolam

Benzodiazepine

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