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Suffix Class Clinical Use Example
-afil Phosphodiesterase inhibitors Erectile dysfunction, pulmonary HTN Sildenafil
-ane Inhaled anesthetics Anesthesia Halothane
-artan Angiotensin receptor blockers Hypertension Losartan
-azepam, -zolam Benzodiazepinea Anxiety Lorazepam, midazolam
-azine Phenothiazines Antipsychotic Chlorpromazine
-azole Azole antifungals Antifungal Ketoconazole
-barbital Barbituates Anxiety Phenobarbital
-caine Local anesthetics Anesthesia Lidocaine
-cillin Penicillin antibiotics Antibiotic Ticarcillin
-cycline Tetracyclines Antibiotic Doxycycline
-etine Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors Depression Fluoxetine
-feb, -fene Selective estrogen response modifiers Osteoporosis, breast cancer Tamoxifen, clomifene
-floxacin Fluoroquinolones Antibiotics Levofloxacin
-fungin Echinocandins Antifungal Caspofungin
-grastim, gramostim Granulocyte colony stimulating factors Blood dyscrasias Filgrastim, sargramostim
-ide Loop diuretics Hypertension Furosemide
-ipine Dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers Hypertension Nifedipine
-ipramine Tricyclic antidepressants Depression Desipramine
-ium, -uronium Nondepolarizing paralytics Anesthesia Vercuronium, atracurium
-lukast LTD4 receptor antagonist Asthma Montelukast
-navir Protease inhibitor Antiviral Saquinavir
-olol Beta blocker Hypertension Propranolol
-oxin Cardiac glycoside Arrhythmias Digoxin
-phylline Methylxanthine Bronchodilator Theophylline
-pril ACE inhibitor Hypertension Lisinopril
-quine Quinolone derivatives Antimalarial Chloroquine
-statin HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors Hyperlipidemia Simvastatin
-tecan Topoisomerase I inhibitor Chemotherapy Topotecan
-terol β2 agonist Bronchodilator Albuterol
-tidine Second generation antihistamine Allergies Cimetidine
-tine Allylamine antifungals Antifungal Terbinafine
-toposide Topoisomerase II inhibitor Chemotherapy Etoposide
-triptan 5-HT1B/1D agonist Migraines Imi
-tropin Pituitary hormone Hormone deficiency Somatotropin
-vaptan Vasopressin receptor antagonist Hypertension Tolvaptan
-zosin α1 antagonist Hypertension, BPH Terazosin

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