Drug Classifications

Before we start digging into individual drug categories and classifications – it will be useful to memorize some things.

Here is a link to a list of useful drug prefixes and suffixes / it is a pdf document.


Column 1 – prefix or suffix

Column 2 – drug classification

Column 3 – Example Med

Column 4 – precautions / some side effects (these are general).

If you memorize these and come across a medication that you’ve never heard of, this may be able to help you figure it out.

More next week – till then enjoy your weekend.

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