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Prefixes & Suffixes

Drug Classification by Prefix or Suffix

Prefix/SuffixDefinition
-mycin Antibiotic, Macrolides
-cycline Antibiotic, Tetracyclines
-floxacin Antibiotic, Fluoroquinolones
ceph-, cef- Antibiotic, Cephalasporins
-cillin Antibiotic, Penicillins
-cyclovir Antiviral, Anti-Herpetics
-pril Antihypertensive, Angiotensin Converting Enzyme-Inhibitors
-sartan Antihypertensive, Angiotensin 2 Receptor Blockers
-osin Antihypertensive Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Aplha 1 Receptor Blockers
-olol Antihypertensive, Cardioselective beta-receptor blockers
-dipine Antihypertensive, Calcium Channel Blockers
-statin Antihyperlipidemia, HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
-glitazone Antidiabetic, Thiazolidinediones
-glinide Antidiabetic, Meglitinides
-dronate Osteoporosis, Bisphosphates
-tidine Anti-ulcer, H2-Receptor Antagonists
-prazole Anti-ulcer, Proton Pump Inhibitor
-triptan Anti-migrane, 5-HTI Receptor Antagonists
-pam, -lam Anti-anxiety/Hypnotics, Benzodiazepines
-pramine Antidepressants, Tricyclic Antidepressants
-triptyline Antidepressants, Tricyclic Antidepressants
-ine Antidepressants, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
-one Anti-inflammatory, Corticosteroids
-steride Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, 5ALPHA-Reductase Inhibitors
-nacin Overactive Bladder and Incontinence, Anticholinergics
-fil Erectile Dysfunction, PDE5-Inhibitors
-terol Pulmonary, Beta-agonists
-mide, -nide Antihypertensive, Diuretics
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