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Drug Stems

This includes all prefixes, infixes, an suffixes for stems of prescription drugs

TermDefinitionDrug Examples
-pine Epilepsy medication Carbamazepine
-toin Epilepsy medication Phenytoin
-azepam Anxiety medication and benzodiazepine Lorazepam, Clonazepam
-azolam Anxiety medication and benzodiazepine Alprazolam , Midazolam
-dopa Dopamine agonist (for Parkinson's) Cabidopa + levodopa
-triptan Migraine medication Rizatriptan, Sumatriptan, Eletriptan
-traline Antidepressant (SSRI) Sertraline
-faxine Antidepressant (SNRI) Venlafaxine
-triptyline Antidepressant Amitriptyline
-zapine Antischizophrenic medication Olanzapine, Clozapine
-piprazole Antischizophrenic medicatoin Aripiprazole, Brexpiprazole
-cort- Mineralocorticoid Fludrocortisone, hydrocortisone
-gli- Diabetic medication Pioglitazone, repaglinide, sitagliptin, saxagliptin
gli- Diabetic medicatoin Glimepiride, glipizide
gly- Diabetic medication Glyburide
-profen Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) Ibuprofen, ketoprofen
-dronate Bisphosphonates Alendronate, ibandronate
-pril ACE Inhibitor (works on RAAS) Lisinopril, benazepril
-sartan ARBs Losartan, valsartan
-olol Beta-blockers Propranolol, metoprolol
-terol Bronchodilator Albuterol, salmeterol
-cillin Antibiotic (Penicillins) Penicillin, amoxicillin
-floxacin Antibiotic (fluoroquinolones) Levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin
-barbital Anxiety (barbiturate) Phenobarbital
-cycline Antibiotic (Tetracyclines) Doxycycline, minocycline
-tidine Histamine-2 Antagonist Famotidine, ranitidine, nizatidine
-prazole (treatment for GERD) Proton Pump Inhibitor Esomeprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole, omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate
-mab Monoclonal Antibodies (inflammatory response) Infliximab
-thiazide Thiazide diuretic Hydrochlorothiazide
-semide Loop diuretic Furosemide
-gest- Progesterone Etonogestrel, levonorgestrel
estr- Estrogen Estradiol
-steride 5-alpha reductase inhibitor Finasteride, dutasteride
-cyclovir Antiviral Acyclovir, Valacyclovir
-oxetine Antidepressant Duloxetine, fluoxetine
Created by: CWoliung


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