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Default Knowing which drugs are competitive/noncompetitive/allosteric inhibitors?

I understand the basics of it and can figure out the changes in Km, Vmax (if any), but sometimes the questions I get just tell me the drug name and don't tell me what kind of inhibitor it is. Most of the times I just guess that it's competitive and get them right, but is there any rule of thumb you guys follow to remember which ones are competitive/noncompetitive?

So far, the only ones I'm sure of off the top of my head are MTX and Statins (competitive).
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