easy ways to remember meds and identify them easy ways to remember meds and identify them | allnurses

LEGAL NOTICE TO THE FOLLOWING ALLNURSES SUBSCRIBERS: Pixie.RN, JustBeachyNurse, monkeyhq, duskyjewel, and LadyFree28. An Order has been issued by the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota that affects you in the case EAST COAST TEST PREP LLC v. ALLNURSES.COM, INC. Click here for more information

easy ways to remember meds and identify them

  1. 6 Let me start by saying that this list is in no means complete but it's a good little start. To my knowledge these are accurate. It's just a list I had started to compile as I study for my Nclex-RN. The following are a list of suffix in meds to help identify them. like -cillin and penicillin etc.

    -azepam (benzodiazepine)
    -azine (antiemetic; phenothiazide)
    -azole (proton pump inhibitor)
    -barbital (barbiturate)
    -cillin (penicillin)
    -cycline (antibiotic)
    -ipramine (Tricyclic antidepressant)
    -navir (protease inhibitor)
    -olol (beta antagonist)
    -oxin (cardiac glycoside)
    -phylline (bronchodilator)
    -pril (ACE inhibitor)
    -terol (Beta 2 Agonist)
    -tidine (H2 Antagonist)
    -trophin (Pituitary Hormone)
    -zosin (alpha 1 Antagonist)
    -statin (cholesterol lowering agent)
    -sartan (angiotensin receptor blocker)
    -sone (glucocorticoid)
    -mycin (anti-infective, aminoglycosides)
    -vir (anti-viral)
    -coxib (cox 2 enzyme blockers)
    -caine (anesthetics)
    -mab (monoclonal antibiotics)
    -stigmine (cholinergics)
    -thiazide (diuretic)
    -ase (thrombolytic)

    and one prefix
    ceph or cef- (cephalosporins)
  2. 3 Comments

  3. Visit  NewRN2008 profile page
    #1 0
    good list, i am sorry i cant really help ya off the top of my head. i dont remember drugs like that. btw.. good luck with the nclex!!! sounds like your at a great start of studying!!

  4. Visit  setingle profile page
    #2 0
    thank you very much for this! If you can think of any more, pls add!
  5. Visit  alliesgal profile page
    #3 0
    -ase = thrombolytic
    -coxib = cox 2 enzyme blocker
    -caine = anesthetics
    -dipine = CCB
    -floxacin = antibiotic
    -ine = reverse transcriptase inhibitors, antihistamines
    -kinase = thrombolytics
    -lone, pred = corticosteroid
    -mab = monoclonal antibiotics
    -micin = antibiotic, aminoglycoside
    -navir = protease inhibitor
    -nitr = nitrate/vasodilator
    -olol = beta blocker
    -oxin = cardiac glycoside
    -osin = alpha blocker
    -parin = anticoagulant
    -prazole = PPI
    -stigmine = colinergics
    -terol = beta 2 agonist
    -thiazide = diuretic
    -tidine = antiulcer
    -trophin = pituitary hormone
    -vir = anti-viral, protease inhibitor
    -zozin = alpha 1 antagonist
    -zolam = benzodiazapine, sedative
    -zine = antihistamine

    1 heart, 2 lungs = beta 1 for cardiac, beta 2 for respiatory