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Nurs 330 - Basics

Pharmacology for Nursing: Review

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Drug class ending in -ZOSIN Alpha-adrenergic blocker used for HTN, and BPH (e.g. prazosin)
Drug class ending in -OLOL, -LOL Beta-adrenergic blocker used for HTN (e.g. metoprolol)
Drug class ending in -ZEPAM, -ZOLAM Benzodiazepine (e.g. diazepam, alprazolam)
Drug class ending in -PRIL Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (e.g. lisinopril)
Drug class ending in -ARTON Angiotensin-receptor blocker (e.g. candesartan)
Drug class ending in -DIPINE Calcium channel blocker used for HTN (e.g. amlodipine)
Drug class ending in -STATIN Lipid lowering drug (e.g. artorvastatin)
Drug class ending in -ASE, -PLASE Thrombolytic used to dissolve clots (e.g. alteplase)
Drug class ending in -PARIN Anticoagulent (e.g. enoxaparin, heparin)
Drug class ending in -SONE Corticosteroid (e.g. prednisone)
Drug class ending in -DRONATE Biphostphate used for osteoporosis (e.g. Alendronate)
Drug class ending in -TEROL Bronchodilater used for asthma and COPD
Drug class ending in -TIDINE Histamine2 blocker - acid reducer (e.g. Cimetidine)
Drug class ending in -PRAZOLE Protein pump inhibitor - acid reducer (e.g. omeprazole)
Drug class ending in -CILLIN Penicillin antibiotic (e.g. amoxicillin)
Drug class starting in CEF-, CEPH- Cephalosporin antibiotic (e.g. cefalazole)
Drug class ending in -CYCLINE Tetracycline antibiotic (e.g. tetracycline)
Drug class ending in -FLOXACIN Fluoroquinolone antibiotic (e.g. levofloxacin; levaquin)
Drug class ending in -THROMYCIN Macrolid antibiotic (e.g. azithromycin)
Drug class ending in -MICIN, MYCIN Aminoglycoside antibiotic (e.g. gentamycin)
Drug class ending in -AZOLE Antifungal (e.g. Itraconazole)
Drug class ending in -TRIPTAN Serotonin 1b/1d receptor agonist; used for migraines (e.g. sumatriptan)
Drug class ending in -AFIL PED-5 inhibitor for erectile dysfunction (e.g. sildenafil)
Drug class ending in -CURIUM, CURONIUM Neuromuscular blocker used for muscle relaxation during surgery (e.g. pancuronium)
Drug class ending in -BARBITAL Barbiturate used for epilepsy, anxiety (e.g. phenobarbital)
Drug class ending in -GLITAZONE Thiazolidinedione used for type II diabetes (e.g. piogliazone)
Drug class ending in -GLIPTIN DDP-4 inhibitor used for type II diabetes (e.g. sitagliptin)
Drug class ending in -TIDE Incretin mimetic used for type II diabetes (e.g. exenatide)
Created by: scottheadrick