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-azole

Ergosterol synthesis inhibitor (Antimicrobial)
ex: Ketoconazole

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-bendazole

Antiparasitic/antihelmintic (Antimicrobial)
ex: mebendazole

3

-cillin

Peptidoglycan synthesis inhibitor (Antimicrobial)
ex: Ampicillin

4

-cycline

Protein synthesis inhibitor (Antimicrobial)
ex: tetracycline

5

-ivir

Neurominidase inhibitor (Antimicrobial)
ex: oseltamivir

6

-navir

Protease inhibitor (Antimicrobial)
ex: ritonavir

7

-ovir

DNA polymerase inhibitor (Antimicrobial)
ex: Acyclovir

8

-thromycin

Macrolide (Antimicrobial)
Ex: Azithromycin

9

-ane

Inhalational general anesthetic (CNS)
ex: Halothane

10

-azine

Typical antipsychotic (CNS)
ex: thioridazine

11

-barbital

Barbiturate (CNS)
Ex: phenobarbital

12

-caine

Local anesthetic (CNS)
ex: Lidocaine

13

-etine

SSRI
Ex: Fluoxetine

14

-ipramine, -triptyline

TCA
ex: Imipramine, amitriptyline

15

-triptan

5-HT 1B/1D agonist
ex: Sumatriptan

16

-zepam, -zolam

Benzodiazepine
ex: Diazepam, alprazolam

17

-chol

cholinergic agonist
ex: Bethanechol/carbachol

18

-curium, -curonium

Nondepolarizing paralytic
ex: atracurium, vecuronium

19

-olol

beta- blocker
ex: propranolol

20

-stigmine

AChE inhibitor
ex: Neostigmine

21

-terol

Beta 2 agonist
ex: albuterol

22

-zosin

alpha 1 antagonist
ex: prazosin

23

-afil

PDE-5 inhibitor
ex: sildenafil

24

-dipine

Dihydropyridine CCB
ex: amlodipine

25

-pril

ACE Inhibitor
ex: captopril

26

-sartan

Angiotensin-II receptor blocker
ex: losartan

27

-statin

HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
ex: Atorvastatin

28

-dronate

Bisphosphonate
(prevent bone loss)
ex: alendronate

29

-glitazone

PPAR-gamma activator
(DM tx)
ex: Rosiglitazone

30

-prazole

proton pump inhibitor
ex: Omeprazole

31

-prost

Prostaglandin analog
(gastric ulcers and glaucoma)
ex: latanoprost

32

-tidine

H2- antagonist
ex: cimetidine

33

-tropin

Pituitary hormone
ex: somatotropin

34

-ximab

chimeric monoclonal Ab
ex: basiliximab

35

-zumab

Humanized monoclonal Ab
ex: Daclizumab