Common Drug Endings

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Common Drug Endings
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2012-06-19 16:10:42
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  1. -amine
    • Class:  adrenergic
    • Ex:  dompaine
    • SE:  arrythmias
  2. -azolamide
    • Class:  carbonic anyhydrase inhibitor
    • Ex:  acetazolamide
    • SE:  metallic taste
  3. -azole
    • Class:  antifungal
    • Ex:  fluconazole
    • SE:  hepatoxicity 
  4. -barbital
    • Class:  barbituate
    • Ex:  phenobarbital
    • SE:  Stevens-Johnson Syndrome 
  5. -caine
    • Class:  local anesthetic
    • Ex:  lidocaine
    • SE:  redness at injection site 
  6. -cillin
    • Class:  penicillin antibiotic
    • Ex:  penicillin
    • SE:  rash 
  7. -cycline
    • Class:  tetracycline antibiotic
    • Ex:  tetracycline
    • SE:  discoloration of teeth 
  8. -dipine
    • Class:  calcium channel blocker
    • Ex:  amlodipine
    • SE:  peripheral edema 
  9. -dopa
    • Class:  dopaminergic
    • Ex:  levadopa/caradopa
    • SE:  dry mouth 
  10. -dronate
    • Class:  bisphosphonate
    • Ex:  alendronate
    • SE:  musculoskeletal pain 
  11. -floxacin
    • Class:  fluroquinolone antibiotic
    • Ex:  ciprofloxacin
    • SE:  hyper/hypoglycemia 
  12. -ide
    • Class:  loop diuretic
    • Ex:  furosemide
    • SE:  hypokalemia 
  13. -mycin
    • Class:  aminoglycoside antibiotic
    • Ex:  vancomycin
    • SE:  tinnitus 
  14. -olol, ilol, alol
    • Class:  beta blocker
    • Ex:  atenolol
    • SE:  ED 
  15. -pam
    • Class:  benzodiazepine
    • Ex:  diazepam
    • SE:  drowsiness 
  16. -parin
    • Class:  anticoagulant
    • Ex:  heparin
    • SE:  bleeding 
  17. -pine
    • Class:  antipsychotic
    • Ex:  clozapine, loxapine
    • SE:  agranulocytosis 
  18. -plase, ase
    • Class:  thrombolytic
    • Ex:  streptokinase
    • SE:  bleeding, ecchymosis 
  19. -prazole
    • Class:  proton pump inhibitor
    • Ex:  omeprazole
    • SE:  ab pain 
  20. -pril
    • Class:  ACE inhibitor
    • Ex:  lisinopril
    • SE:  non-productive cough
  21. -profen
    • Class:  NSAID
    • Ex:  ibuprofen
    • SE:  renal failure
  22. -sartan
    • Class:  ARB
    • Ex: losartan
    • SE:  orthostatic hypotension 
  23. -sone
    • Class:  corticosteroid
    • Ex:  prednisone
    • SE:  skin fragility 
  24. -statin
    • Class:  antihyperlipidemic
    • Ex:  simvastatin
    • SE:  GI upset 
  25. -stigmine
    • Class:  cholinergic
    • Ex:  neostigmine
    • SE:  bradycardia 
  26. -terol
    • Class:  bronchodilator
    • Ex:  neostigmine
    • SE:  bradycardia 
  27. -thiazide
    • Class:  thiazide diuretic (potassium sparing)
    • Ex:  hydrochlorothiazide
    • SE:  hypercalcemia 
  28. -thromycin
    • Class:  macrolide antibiotic
    • Ex:  azithromycin
    • SE:  diarrhea 
  29. -tidine
    • Class:  H2 blocker
    • Ex:  cimetidine
    • SE:  confusion, decreased sperm count 
  30. -vir
    • Class:  antiviral
    • Ex:  acyclovir
    • SE:  vertigo 
  31. -zosin
    • Class:  alpha adrenergic blocker
    • Ex:  prazosin
    • SE:  SOB 
  32. cef-, ceph-
    • Class:  cephalosporin antibiotic
    • Ex:  cefazolin
    • SE:  seizures 

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