Sunday, August 16, 2009

Trade Names For Generic Drugs Online

So a drug typically has only one single chemical and generic name but it very well can have more than one trade name, depending on type and number of companies manufacturing it. Trade names, in specific vary manufacturer to manufacturer. For example, the drug with generic name Paracetamol is available worldwide in all sorts of names: Paralen, Phenaphen, Plicet, Redutemp, Feverall, Few Drops, Fibi, Fibi plus, Panadol etc. just to name a few. All of these are trade names and are locally known by these or other trade names, but pharmacists and doctors all see these names as Paracetamol. So generic names are important for doctors etc. to know whatever the trade name is, generic name always indicates the actual nature of the drug.