drug catagories.txt

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  1. Most names end with -terone (e.g., testosterone).
    Androgens
  2. Most names end with -pril (e.g.,
    enalapril [Vasotec]).
    Angiotensin-convertingenzyme (ACE) inhibitors:
  3. Most names end in -pressin(e.g., desmopressin [DDAVP]).
    Antidiuretic hormones:
  4. Many end with -statin(e.g., atorvastatin [Lipitor]).
    Antilipemic medications:
  5. Most contain vir (e.g., acyclovir [Zovirax]).
    Antiviral medications:
  6. Although this class includes medications such as alprazolam (Xanax) and chlordiazepoxide
    (Librium), most names such as diazepam (Valium) end in -pam.
    (Another tip for identifying a benzodiazepine: The name includes a
    vowel-z-vowel combination.)
    Benzodiazepines:
  7. Most names end with -lol (e.g., atenolol [Tenormin]).
    Beta-adrenergic blockers:
  8. Most names end in -pine (e.g., amiodipine [Norvasc]); exceptions
    include diltiazem (Cardizem, Cardizem SR) and verapamil (Calan, Isoptin).
    Calcium channel blockers:
  9. Most names end in -mide (e.g., dorzolamide
    [Trusopt]). These medications are used to treat glaucoma.
    Carbonic anhydraseinhibitors:
  10. Most names contain -est (e.g., estradiol (Estrace) or conjugated
    estrogen [Premarin]).
    Estrogens:
  11. Most names end in -sone (e.g., prednisone).
    Glucocorticoids and corticosteroids:
  12. Most names end in -dine (e.g., cimetidine
    [Tagamet]).
    Histamine H2 receptorantagonists:
  13. Most names contain nitr (e.g., nitroglycerin [Nitrostat]).
    Nitrates:
  14. Most names contain pancre (e.g.,
    pancrealipase [Pancrease]).
    Pancreatic enzymereplacements:
  15. Most names end in -zole (e.g., lansoprazole [Prevacid])
    Proton pump inhibitors
  16. Most names include sulf (e.g., sulfasalazine [Azulifidine]).
    Sulfonamides:
  17. Most names end in -ide (e.g., glipizide [Glucotrol]). These
    medications are used to treat diabetes mellitus.
    Sulfonylureas:
  18. Most names end in -zide (e.g., hydrochlorothiazide [Hydrodiuril]).
    Thiazide diuretics:
  19. Most names include -ase (e.g.,
    alteplase [Activase]).
    Thrombolytics:
  20. Most names contain thy (e.g., levothyroxine [Synthroid]).
    Thyroid hormones:
  21. Most names end in -line (e.g., theophylline).
    Xanthine bronchodilators:

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