1 doctor weighed in:

Why do many drug names have with azole or mycin at the end?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine

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.

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.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified,
25 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors