How do you memorize brands and generic drugs?

Here are few tricks of the trade to make memorizing drug names and information easier.

  1. Make crossword puzzles out of the names, indications, indications, side effects, and other special drug features.
  2. You can tweak the crossword technique to help distinguish lookalike/sound-alike drugs.
  3. Make up an acronym for the drugs.

How do you read a drug name?

Pharmaceutical names are assigned according to a scheme in which specific syllables in the drug name (called stems) convey information about the chemical structure, action, or indication of the drug.

Is generic or brand name in parentheses?

The brand name will appear in parentheses after the generic name; 3.2. The brand name of all similar or equivalent products will be used; 3.3.

How do you pronounce generic Viagra?

The generic name of the drug, which can be used by any pharmaceutical company now that Pzifer’s patent has expired, is sildenafil (pronounced sil-den-a-fil).

What is the top 200 drug list?

Top 200 Drugs

Generic Name Brand Name Drug Class
Levothyroxine Synthroid Hormone replacement
Hydrocodone/APAP Vicodin Analgesic
Amoxicillin Amoxil Antibiotic
Lisinopril Prinivil Antihypertensive

Is ibuprofen a generic name?

Ibuprofen is the generic name for Motrin and Advil, used for pain, fever and inflammation.

How do you know if a drug is generic or brand?

The label is the same as the brand-name medicine’s label. The drug information label for the generic medicine should be the same as the brand-name label. One exception is if the brand-name drug is approved for more than one use and that use is protected by patents or exclusivities.

Is Tylenol a generic name?

Generic Name: acetaminophen This drug is used to treat mild to moderate pain (from headaches, menstrual periods, toothaches, backaches, osteoarthritis, or cold/flu aches and pains) and to reduce fever.