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Drug Stems

The word part of a generic drug that helps identify the classification

5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitor -asteride
5HT Agonist -triptan
5HT Antagonist -setron
ACE Inhibitor -pril
Alpha Blocker -zosin
Aminoglycoside -micin,- mycin
Androgen test-
Local Anesthetic -caine
Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker -sartan
Inhaled Anticholinergic -tropium
Anticoagulant, -parin
Antifungal -conazole, -fungin
Antipsychotic -piprazole, -peridol, -peridone
Antiviral -clovir
Benzodiazepine -epam, -olam
beta agonist -terol
Mast Cell Stabilizer -crom
Monoclonal Antibody -mab
Nitrate nitra-
NSAID -profen
PDE-5 Inhibitor -afil
Penicillin -cillin
Progestin -progest
Proton Pump Inhibitor -prazole
Quinolone -oxacin
Sulfonamide sulfa-
Tetracycline, -cycline
Tricyclic Antidepressant -mipramine, -triptyline
Macrolide -thromycin
Beta Blocker -olol
Bisphosphonate -dronate
Calcium Channel Blocker -dipine
Cephalosporin -cef, -ceph
Cholinesterase Inhibitor -stigmine
Corticosteroid -sone, -lone, -pred-
Cox-2 Inhibitor -coxib
DPP-4 Inhibitor -gliptin
H2 Blocker -tidine
HMG Co-A Reductase Inhibitor -vastatin
Neuraminidase Inhibitor -amivir
Antihistamine -tadine
Inhaled Anticholinergic -tropium
Leukotriene Inhibitor -lukast
SGLt-2 Inhibitors -gliflozin
Mixed Adrenergic Blocker -alol
SERM, -oxifene
Enzyme, -ase
Barbiturate barb-
COMT Inhibitor -capone
Neuromuscular Blocker -curium, -curonium
Estrogen, estra-
Estrogen Antagonist, -estrant
Fibric Acid Derivative, -fibri-
Gabamenergic, -gab-
TZD, -glitazone
Leukocyte Inducer -grastim
Erythropoeitin -epotin, -poetin
Renin Inhibitors -kiren
Prostaglandin -prost-
Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor -xostat
Xanthine Deriviative -phyllin
Thiazide diuretic -thiazide
Integrase Inhibitor -tegravir
NNRTI -virenz
CCR5 Antagonist -viroc
Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitor -zolamide


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