Sunday, August 16, 2009

Generic Trade Names of Drugs Online

There are three main types of names for drugs. The Chemical Name is the actual IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) approved chemical name of the drug. Chemical names are usually very technical and complicated. The Generic Name is approved by FDA and used by doctors, researchers and pharmacists internationally. When a drug is discovered or prepared, the manufacturer has to get approval from FDA before they start selling the product in pharmacies. They also have to patent a name associated with the drug as an internationally recognized name. This name, the Generic drug name is usually a shorthand version of chemical name of the drug.