Asked by: Mengyao Blumkin
asked in category: General Last Updated: 6th January, 2020

How do I find the generic name of a drug?

The generic name is assigned, in the United States, by an official body—the United States Adopted Names (USAN) Council. The brand name is developed by the company requesting approval for the drug and identifies it as the exclusive property of that company.

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Keeping this in view, how do you know the generic name of a drug?

Generic name, drug: The term "generic name" has several meanings as regards drugs:

  1. The chemical name of a drug.
  2. A term referring to the chemical makeup of a drug rather than to the advertised brand name under which the drug is sold.
  3. A term referring to any drug marketed under its chemical name without advertising.

One may also ask, what is the difference between brand name and generic name of a drug? Every medicine has a brand name, which is given by the pharmaceutical company that markets the drug, and a generic name, the drug's 'active ingredient' that makes it work. When a medicine with a new active ingredient first appears, it is protected by a patent for several years.

Also question is, what is generic name with example?

An example of a generic drug, one used for diabetes, is metformin. A brand name for metformin is Glucophage. (Brand names are usually capitalized while generic names are not.) A generic drug, one used for hypertension, is metoprolol, whereas a brand name for the same drug is Lopressor.

How do I find out the name of a medicine?

How To Use the RxList Pill Identifier/Pill Finder Tool

  1. Enter or Select from the drop down, the imprint code on the medication, (The imprint is the letters, numbers or other markings on the pill, tablet or capsule.
  2. Select the color of the pill in the pull-down menu above.

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