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Drug Nomenclature Suffixes and Prefixes

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cef-Cephalosporins (antibiotics) ie.cefadroxil, cefaclor, cefixime, ceftibuten
ceph-Cephalosporins (antibiotics) ie. cephalexin, cephapirin, cephradine
rifa-Antituberculars ie. rifamate, rifampin, rifapentine, rifater
sulf-Sulfonamides (antibiotics) ie. sulfadiazine, sulfamethazole, sulfisoxazole
-actonePotassium-sparing diuretics ie. aldactone, spironolactone
-aneGeneral anesthetics ie. cyclohexane, ethane, fluorane
-aseThrombolytics (clot-busters) ie. eminase, retavase, streptokinase
-azoleAntifungals ie. butoconazole, econazole, fluconazole
-azosinAlpha blockers (adrenergic antagonists)ie. doxazosin, prazosin, terazosin
-barbitalBarbiturates (sedative-hypnotics) ie. amobarbital, pentobarbital, secobarbital
-caine Local anesthetics ie. bupivacaine, cocaine, lidocaine, xylocaine
-calci-Calcium & vitamin D supplements ie.calciferol, calcitrol, ergocalciferol
-ciclovirAntivirals
-curiumNeuromuscular blockers ie. famciclovir, ganciclovir
-curoniumNeuromuscular blockers ie. pancuronium, pipecuronium, rocuronium
-cyclineTetracyclines (antibiotics) ie. demeclocycline, doxycycline, minocycline
-cyclovirAntivirals ie. acyclovir, valacyclovir
-dipineCalcium channel blockers ie. amlodipine, felodipine, isradipine, nifedipine
-dronateBiphosphonates ie. alendronate, etidronate, pamidronate, risedronate
-ergot-Ergotamines (anti-migraine) ie. ergotamine, dihydroxyergotamine
-floxacinFluoroquinolones (antibiotics) ie. ciprofloxacin, gatifloxacin, levofloxacin
-ineStimulants ie. amphetamine, caffeine, terbutaline, theophylline
-lamBenzodiazepines (anxiolytics) ie. alprazolam, midazolam
-lol Beta blockers (adrenergic antagonists) ie. atenolol, propanolol, sodalol
-loneCorticosteroids (anti-inflammatory) ie. methylprednisolone, prednisolone, triamcinolone
-micinAminoglycosides (antibiotics) ie. gentamicin
-mycinAminoglycosides/Macrolides (antibiotics) ie. erythromycin, tobramycin, vancomycin
-navirHIV/AIDS antivirals ie. amprenavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir
-pamBenzodiazepines (anxiolytics) ie. diazepam, lorazepam
-prazole Proton pump inhibitors (anti-ulcer) lansoprazole, omeprazole, pantoprazole
-prilACE inhibitors (antihypertensives) benazepril, captopril, moexipril, quinapril
lithium carbonate (Lithane)0.8 to 1.2 mEq/L
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-profenAntiparasitics/ chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, mefloquine
-sartanAngiotensin-II receptor antagonists/ candesartan, losartan, telmisartan, valsartan
-setron5-HT3 receptor antagonists (antiemetics)/ dolansetron, granisetron, ondans
-soneCorticosteroids (anti-inflammatory)/ cortisone, dexamethasone, prednisone
-stigmineCholinergics /neostigmine, physostigmine, pyridostigmine
-stineAntineoplastics (anti-tumor / carmustine, lomustine, vinblastine, vincristine
-terolBronchodilators /albuterol, bitolterol, levalbuterol, pirbuterol
-thiazidePotassium-losing diuretics benzthiazide, hydrochlorothiazide
-tidineH2 receptor antagonists (anti-ulcer) cimetidine, famotidine, nizatidine, ranitidine
-triptanAnti-migraines naratriptan, rizatriptan
-triptylineTricyclics (antidepressants) amitriptyline, nortriptyline, protriptyline
-vastatinAntilipemics (anti-cholesterol) atorvastatin, lovastatin, simvastatin
-virAntivirals abacivir, zanamivir
-vudineHIV/AIDS antivirals lamivudine, stavudine, zidovudine
-zinePhenothiazines (antipsychotics, antiemetics) chlorpromazine, perphenazine, prochlorperazine
-zolineNasal decongestants oxymetazoline, zylometazoline
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