03 February 2009

Medication Suffixes

Medication Suffixes
(-olol) beta 1 blockers (adrenergic)
(-cillin, -micin) antibiotics
(-vastatin) antihyperlipidemia, antihypercholesterolimia
(-tidine) anti-ulcerant, H2 receptor antagonist; preventive treatment, no signs of ulcers
(-pine) Ca-channel blocker, anti-HPN; affects the blood vessel of heart
(-rin) anticoagulant, anti-HPN; affects the blood vessels of the heart
(-dol) non-opioid analgesic
(-done) opioid analgesics
(-sone) corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory
(-nitrate) anti-anginal, vasodilator
(-nol) antigout
(-mine) anti-histamine
(-sartan) ACE II antagonist, affects the kidney
(-kinase) anti-thrombolitic, thrombolitic agent
(-pril) ACE I inhibitors, affects the kidney
(-mide) loop diuretics
(-lactone) potassium-sparing diuretics
(-prazole) proton-pump inhibitors; with evidence of ulcers scars
(-mol) bronchodilators, beta 2 adrenergic; for DOB
(-pium) beta 2 adrenergic; for DOB, relaxes bronchi
(-aluminum, magnesium, hydroxide) antacids
(-zepam, -lam) anti-anxiety, major tranquilizers
(caine) local anesthetics
(-ide) oral hypoglycemics
(-nium) neuromuscular blocking agent
(-vir) antivirals

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