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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) These prefixes, roots, and suffixes apply only to generic names. prefix, root, suffix examples (generic names) drug class or drug category afil sildenafil! tadalafil! "ardenafil phosphodiesterase (#D$) inhi%itor asone %etamethasone! dexamethasone! diflorasone! fluticasone! mometasone corticosteroid %icin doxoru%icin! epiru%icin! idaru%icin! "alru%icin antineoplastic! cytotoxic agent %ital %uta%ar%ital! %utal%ital! pheno%ar%ital! seco%ar%ital %ar%iturate (sedati"e) caine %upi"acaine! lidocaine! mepi"acaine! prilocaine! proparacaine local anesthetic cef , ceph cefaclor! cefdinir! cefixime! cefpro&il! cephalexin cephalosporin anti%iotic cillin amoxicillin! ampicillin! dicloxacillin! nafcillin! oxacillin penicillin anti%iotic cort clocortolone! fludrocortisone! hydrocortisone corticosteroid cycline demeclocycline! doxycycline! minocycline! tetracycline tetracycline anti%iotic da&ole al%enda&ole! me%enda&ole! metronida&ole! tinida&ole anthelmintic! anti%iotic! anti%acterial dipine amlodipine! felodipine! nifedipine! nimodipine! nisoldipinecalcium channel %loc'er dronate alendronate! etidronate! i%andronate! risedronate %isphosphonate! %one resorption inhi%itor epra&ole esomepra&ole! omepra&ole! ra%epra&ole proton pump inhi%itor (##() fenac %romfenac! diclofenac! nepafenac )SA(D floxacin %esifloxacin! ciprofloxacin! le"ofloxacin! moxifloxacin! ofloxacin *uinolone anti%iotic gliptin saxagliptin! sitagliptin! linagliptin antidia%etic! inhi%itor of the D## + en&yme glita&one pioglita&one! rosiglita&one! troglita&one antidia%etic! thia&olidinedione iramine %rompheniramine! chlorpheniramine! pheniramine antihistamine lamide aceta&olamide! %rin&olamide! dor&olamide! metha&olamide car%onic anhydrase inhi%itor ma% adalimuma%! dacli&uma%! inflixima%! omali&uma%! trastu&uma% monoclonal anti%ody mustine carmustine! estramustine! lomustine! %endamustine al'ylating agent (antineoplastic) mycin a&ithromycin! clarithromycin! clindamycin! erythromycin anti%iotic! anti%acterial nacin darifenacin! solifenacin muscarinic antagonist (anticholinergic) na&ole flucona&ole! 'etocona&ole! micona&ole! tercona&ole antifungal olol atenolol! metoprolol! nadolol! pindolol! propranolol! timolol %eta %loc'er olone fluocinolone! fluorometholone! prednisolone! triamcinolone corticosteroid olone nandrolone! oxandrolone! oxymetholone ana%olic steroid onide %udesonide! ciclesonide! desonide! fluocinonide! halcinonide corticosteroid opra&ole dexlansopra&ole! lansopra&ole! pantopra&ole proton pump inhi%itor (##() parin! parin dalteparin! enoxaparin! fondaparinux! heparin! tin&aparin antithrom%otic! anticoagulant (%lood thinner) phylline aminophylline! dyphylline! oxtriphylline! theophylline xanthine deri"ati"e (%ronchodilator) pramine clomipramine! desipramine! imipramine! trimipramine tricyclic antidepressant (T,A) pred! pred loteprednol! prednicar%ate! prednisolone! prednisone corticosteroid pril %ena&epril! captopril! enalapril! lisinopril! moexipril! ramipril A,$ inhi%itor profen fenoprofen! flur%iprofen! i%uprofen! 'etoprofen )SA(D ridone iloperidone! paliperidone! risperidone atypical antipsychotic sartan candesartan! ir%esartan! losartan! olmesartan! "alsartan angiotensin (( receptor antagonist! A-. semidefurosemide! torsemide loop diuretic (/ater pill) setron alosetron! dolasetron! granisetron! ondansetron! palonosetron serotonin 0 1T2 receptor antagonist setron dolasetron! granisetron! ondansetron! palonosetron antiemetic and antinauseant statin ator"astatin! lo"astatin! pita"astatin! pra"astatin! rosu"astatin! sim"astatin 134 ,oA reductase inhi%itor! statins

sulfa sulfacetamide! sulfadia&ine! sulfamethoxa&ole! sulfasala&ine anti%iotic! anti infecti"e! anti inflammatory tadine cyproheptadine! desloratadine! loratadine! olopatadine antihistamine tadine amantadine! rimantadine anti"iral! anti influen&a A terol al%uterol! arformoterol! formoterol! le"al%uterol! salmeterol %eta agonist! %ronchodilator thia&ide chlorothia&ide! hydrochlorothia&ide! methyclothia&ide thia&ide diuretic (/ater pill) tini% cri&otini%! dasatini%! erlotini%! gefitini%! imatini% antineoplastic ('inase inhi%itor) trel desogestrel! etonogestrel! le"onorgestrel! norgestrel female hormone (progestin) tretin ! tretin! tretin acitretin! alitretinoin! isotretinoin! tretinoin retinoid! dermatologic agent! form of "itamin A triptan almotriptan! eletriptan! ri&atriptan! sumatriptan! &olmitriptan antimigraine! selecti"e 0 1T receptor agonist tyline amitriptyline! nortriptyline! protriptyline tricyclic antidepressant (T,A) "ir! "ir a%aca"ir! efa"iren&! enfu"irtide! ne"irapine! ritona"ir! tenofo"ir anti"iral! anti 1(5 "ir! "ir adefo"ir! enteca"ir! ri%a"irin (along /ith interferon) anti"iral! anti hepatitis "ir acyclo"ir! famciclo"ir! penciclo"ir! "alacyclo"ir anti"iral! anti herpes "ir cidofo"ir! ganciclo"ir! "alganciclo"ir anti"iral! anti ,35 "ir oseltami"ir! &anami"ir anti"iral! anti flu "udine lami"udine! sta"udine! tel%i"udine! &ido"udine anti"iral! nucleoside analogues &epam clona&epam! dia&epam! flura&epam! lora&epam! tema&epam %en&odia&epine &odone nefa&odone, tra&odone, "ila&odone antidepressant &olam alpra&olam! esta&olam! mida&olam! tria&olam %en&odia&epine &osin alfu&osin! doxa&osin! pra&osin! tera&osinalpha %loc'er prefix, root, suffix examples (generic names) drug class or drug category

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