Pharmacology – Common prefixes/suffixes of drug classes

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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Prefix/Suffix Drug class ( Examples ) – Note -abine Pyrimidine Analog – Antimetabolite (Ex: Cytrarabine, gemcitabine ) – Antineoplastic, Name Exceptions: Fluorouracil (5-FU), floxuridine WE WILL WRITE A CUSTOM ESSAY SAMPLE ON ANY TOPIC SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU FOR ONLY $13.90/PAGE …

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ACEi Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) drugs blocking the body’s production of angiotensin II, a hormone that circulates in the blood and has many effects on the cardiovascular system; main role: constrict blood vessels – CILAZAPRIL Alpha-blocker Any drug …

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