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Drug Categories

Drugs' categories by prefix or suffix

Suffix or PrefixDrug Category
-mycin Antibiotic (Macrolide)
-cycline Antibiotic (Tetracycline)
-floxacin Antibiotic (Fluoroquinolone)
ceph-, cef- Antibiotic (Cephalosporin)
-cillin Antibiotic (Penicillin)
-cyclovir Antiviral (Anti-Herpetic)
-pril Antihypertensive (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Ihibitor))
-sartan Antihypertensive (Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker)
-osin Antihypertensive, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) (Alpha 1-Receptor Blocker)
-olol Antihypertensive
-dipine Antihypertensive (Calcium Channel Blocker)
-statin Antihyperlipidemia (HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor)
-glitazone Antidiabetic (Thiazolidinedione)
-glinide Antidiabetic (Meglitinide)
-dronate Osteoporosis (Bisphosphonate)
-tidine Anti-ulcer (H2-Receptor Antagonist)
-prazole Anti-ulcer (Proton Pump Inhibitor)
-triptan Anti-migraine (5-HT1 Receptor Antagonist)
-pam, -lam Anti-anxiety/Hypnotics (Benzodiazepine)
-pramine Antidepressant (Tricyclic)
-triptyline Antidepressant (Tricyclic)
-ine Antidepressant (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor)
-one Anti-inflammatory (Corticosteroid)
-steride Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) (5alpha-Reductase Inhibitor)
-nacin Overactive Bladder and Incontinence; Anticholinergic
-fil Erectile Dysfunction (PDE5-Inhibitor)
-terol Pulmonary (Beta-agonist)
-mide, -nide Antihypertensive, diuretic
Created by: scarletrose