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Why do many drug names have with azole or mycin at the end?
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
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Azole refers to a 5 sided aromatic ring and curiously many varying drugs have such a ring.
Fluconazole is used to treat fungal infections. Omeprazole is an acid reducing medication. Mycin was an older term assoc. With antibiotics. Vibramycin (doxycycline) is a varient of tetracycline. Vancomycin, a powerful antibiotic used against resistant staph is a unique drug totally unrelated to tetracycline.

In brief: Complicated Answer
Azole refers to a 5 sided aromatic ring and curiously many varying drugs have such a ring.
Fluconazole is used to treat fungal infections. Omeprazole is an acid reducing medication. Mycin was an older term assoc. With antibiotics. Vibramycin (doxycycline) is a varient of tetracycline. Vancomycin, a powerful antibiotic used against resistant staph is a unique drug totally unrelated to tetracycline.
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