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Drug suffixes

Common drug suffixes

-zosin alpha-adrenergic blocker
-lol beta-adrenergic blocker
-zepam, -zolam benzodiazephine
-pril ACE inhibitor
-sartan angiotensin II receptor blocker
-dipine calcium channel blocker
-statin lipid-lowering drug
-ase, -plase thrombolytic
-parin anticoagulant
-sone corticosteroid
-dronate biphosponate (for osteoporosis)
-terol bronchodilator
-tidine histamine2 blocker - acid reducer
-prazole protein pump dilator - acid reducer
-cillin penicillin antibiotic
-cef, -ceph cephalosporin antibiotic
-cycline tetracycline antibiotic
-floxacin fluroquinolone antibiotic
-thromycin macrolide antibiotic
-micin, -mycin aminoglycoside antibiotic
-azole antifungal
Created by: jrabena



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