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Drug Classes

Drug ClassSuffixPrimary IndicationsAdverse Effects
Antifungals -azole many conditions liver damage, anaphylaxis
H2 antagonists -tidine peptic ulcer disease, reflux disease, esophagitis hypotension, headache, fatigue, dizziness
Protease inhibitors -navir viral infections (HIV, hep C) hyperglycemia, hepatoxicity, lipodystrophy
Diuretics -semide, -thyazide hypertension, edema hypokalemia, alkalosis, hypotension
Barbiturates -batol anxiety, insomnia, seizures light-headedness, dizziness, drowsiness
Tetracyclines -cycline acne, bacterial infection photosensitivity
Quinalones -oxacin bacterial infections neurotoxicity, arrhythmias, hypoglycemia, convulsions
Proton pump inhibitors -prazole dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease, reflux disease headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea
Beta blockers -olol hypertension, CHF, MI, arrhythmias sympatholytic effects
Corticosteroids pred, -onide, -sone, -lone dermatitis, arthritis, asthma Cushing's syndrome, hypertension, hypokalemia
Alpha-1 blockers -zosin hypertension, enlarged prostate hypotension
Benzodiazepines -zepam, -zolam anxiety, insomnia drowsiness, dizziness, chemical dependency
Calcium channel blocker -dipine, (-pamil) hypertension, (angina) headache, dizziness, flushing, peripheral edema
NSAID -prophen, -icam pain, inflammation, fever dyspesia, hypertension
Angiotensin-II inhibitors -sartan hypertension, CHF, diabetic nephropathy diziness, headache, hyperkalemia
Cephalosporins ceph- prophylaxis, bacterial infection rash, nausea, diarrhea
ACE inhibitors -pril hypertension, CHF angioedema, cough, rash
Created by: BHohmeier



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