Med Names

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mckenzielarmstrong
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Med Names
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2014-06-25 19:02:13
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Med Names
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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-converting enzyme (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: 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 anhydrase inhibitors
  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 receptor antagonists
  13. Most names contain nitr (e.g., nitroglycerin [Nitrostat])
    Nitrates
  14. Most names contain pancre (e.g., pancrealipase [Pancrease])
    Pancreatic enzyme replacements
  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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