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Drug Names: Generic Names and Brand Names

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Most of the drugs available on the market have a brand name (also referred to as a proprietary name, trademark, or trade name) to identify them as the product of a specific manufacturer who makes and sells it. This name is usually registered as a trademark in the US Patent Office. Registration gives the registrant certain legal rights in relation to the use of the name. A drug with a brand name can contain a single active ingredient, with or without excipients, but also two or more active ingredients.

An active ingredient sold by several companies is commercially available under various brand names. A medicine that is manufactured in one country but marketed in many countries may have different brand names in different countries.

Whenever possible, the names of the active pharmaceutical ingredients, i.e. the generic names, were given in this book. However, since the brand names are more commonly used and are therefore easier to remember, most of the active ingredients are listed below in alphabetical order with what is probably the best-known brand name. A second table follows, listing the brand names in alphabetical order along with their generic equivalents.

With a few exceptions, the brand names in these tables are limited to those products marketed in the United States. They are by no means exhaustive, and it was neither intended nor possible to list every brand name for the current application. Mentioning a drug is not to be equated with a recommendation for its use and does not say anything about whether it is effective or safe. Many drugs are marketed almost exclusively under their generic names. The mention of a drug is not to be understood as a recommendation or preference of the branded product over the generic version.

Whether it is better to use a branded product or a generic drug product can be a difficult decision. If you have any questions, you should speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

BRAND NAMES OF SOME COMMONLY USED DRUGS

Not a brand name in the USA

Acetohydroxamic acid

Not a brand name in the USA

PROVENTIL-HFA, VENTOLIN-HFA

Not a brand name in the USA

Not a brand name in the USA

Not a brand name in the USA

Not a brand name in the USA

Not a brand name in the USA

Not a brand name in the USA

Not a brand name in the USA

Not a brand name in the USA

Blood coagulation factor (human)

Blood coagulation factor (recombinant)

Blood coagulation factor / von Willebrand factor complex (human)