Medication Abbreviations

  1. -caine
    local anesthetics
  2. -done
    opioid analgesics
  3. -mycin
    antibiotics
  4. -micin
    antibiotics
  5. -oxacin
    antibiotics (broad spectrum)
  6. -vir
    anti-virals
  7. -dine
    anti-ulcer (H2 blockers)
  8. -lam
    anti-anxiety
  9. -pam
    anti-anxiety
  10. -nuim
    neuromuscular blocker
  11. -statin
    anti hyperlipidemics
  12. -ide
    oral hypoglycemics
  13. -sone
    steroids
  14. -zide
    diuretic
  15. -mide
    diurectic
  16. -pril
    ACE Inhibitors (BP)
  17. -pine
    Ca+ Channel Blockers (BP)

    **side effect: Bradycardia
  18. -amil
    Ca+ Channel Blockers
  19. -olol
    B-Blockers (BP)

    • *affects SNS
    • *side effects: Bradycardia, HOTN, CHF, bronchospasms/asthma attacks
    • *Dry cough is normal
  20. -zosin
    Alpha Blocker (BP & HTN)
  21. -artan
    ARB Blocker
  22. -ase or -plase
    Thrombolytics
  23. -parin
    Anticoagulants
  24. -onate
    Osteoporosis

    Ex. Biphosphonate
  25. -terol
    Bronchodilators
  26. -zole
    Protein Pump Inhibitor (decrease acid)
  27. -floxacin
    Antibiotic
  28. -azole
    anti-fungal
  29. -afil
    Erectile Dysfunction
  30. AC
    before meals
  31. HS
    At bedtime
  32. OD
    right eye
  33. OS
    left eye
  34. PC
    after meals
  35. -ine
    MAOI Inhibitor

    **NO TYRAMINE**
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