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What is another term for generic drug?


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Answered 2011-02-17 23:49:34

A drug can be listed by either its brand name or its generic name.

The brand name is what the company that makes it has labeled it and the generic name is its chemical name.

Some examples:

Tylenol (brand name).....Acetaminophen (generic or chemical name)

Motrin (brand name)......ibuprofen (generic or chemical name)

Prilosec (brand name)....Omeprazole (generic or chemical name)

Benadryl (brand name)...Diphenhydramine (generic or chemical name)

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