Longest/Hardest Name of a Medication

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  1. pharmer2014

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    I'm designing a t-shirt for our college. I wanted to know the names of some medications which are unusually long or are really hard to pronounce.
    Thanks!
     
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  3. RockHardIce

    RockHardIce Returned to Stock 5+ Year Member

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    Try- phenazopyridine, ondansetron, hydrochloroquinone, azathioprine, polyethylene glycol (PEG), medroxyprogesterone, methylprednisolone,

    this is fun :laugh:

    Most generics which are not out in the market have mouthful names, especially the ones for HIV and cancer. Go to drugs.com and look for new approved drug names on the first page ...
     
  4. Sine Cura

    Sine Cura 10 seconds or less 7+ Year Member

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    You could give the full name of any peptide drug but that would be very repetitive.
     
  5. All4MyDaughter

    All4MyDaughter SDN Mommystrator Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

    The generic name for Keppra.
     
  6. delano2000

    delano2000 D-Mod likes to parTAY Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Levetiracetam?

    Kinda tricky pronouncing it lol.
     
  7. delano2000

    delano2000 D-Mod likes to parTAY Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Here is my contribution: succinylcholine
     
  8. Praziquantel86

    Praziquantel86 Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Gemtuzumab ozogamicin

    Denileukin diftitox

    RimabotulinumtoxinB
     
  9. delano2000

    delano2000 D-Mod likes to parTAY Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I think we have a winner.:thumbup:
     
  10. futureMTMspecs

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    Methyl ergonamine maleate
    succinylcholine
     
  11. ufpsu26

    ufpsu26 ufpsu26 2+ Year Member

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    LOL! that's what we refer to it as too!

    The generic name for Integrilin too.
     
  12. bacillus1

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    I got the longest, hardest medication in my pants :)

    Had to make that joke. But seriously, patients have a hard time with hydrochlorothiazide, and I concur with levetiracetam. Also hydroxychloroquine.

    How about n-acetyl-paraaminophenol? This is the chemical name for APAP, in case people didn't know.
     
  13. KARM12

    KARM12 Super Member 10+ Year Member

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    anidulafungin
     
  14. rjk

    rjk Pharmacy class of 2013 5+ Year Member

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    basiliximab
    anti-thymocyte globulin
     
  15. genesis09

    genesis09 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    The generic name for Singulair gave me trouble: Montelukast
     
  16. Niosh

    Niosh 7+ Year Member

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    Abciximab is a fun one. A lot of the mab drugs can be tricky. Pegaspargase always looks cool to me. Same with rasburicase.
     
  17. phathead

    phathead Future World Drug Lord Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    If you want a fun one, the generic name for Cialis starts: Ta-Da
     
  18. pharm B

    pharm B Phar Noir Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    I'm doing some kind of report on the drug Synagis right now.

    I only call it Synagis because for some reason palivuzumab just doesn't stick. :smuggrin:
     
  19. xtsukiyox

    xtsukiyox Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    This thread looks fun. Can I nominate it for resurrection & relocation to either Pharmacy or Pre-Pharm?
     
  20. Golden Bear

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    Bevacizumab gave some of us fits on the last top 200 exam.
     
  21. Dexchlorpheniramine?
     
  22. Indypharm

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    I am lurking from the pre-pharm board, but I love this! And since I'm sitting in my hospitals PO section let me look around...
    1. Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim ( I just call this Sulfa-trim)
    However, I always say bisacodyl and fluticasone wrong.

     
  23. positivesign

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    Generic adderall may have a really long name?
     
  24. dhanesh

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    Though not a drug name you can use a parent ring structure such as Cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene (just a bit long)
     
  25. owlegrad

    owlegrad Uncontrollable Sarcasm Machine Staff Member SDN Administrator 7+ Year Member

    Yes you may.

    EDIT: Using the report function works a little better for getting our attention.
     
  26. rph3664

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    Propylthiouracil
    Diphenylhydantoin (aka phenytoin)
    Ansolysen (a long-obsolete blood pressure drug)

    I've seen hydralazine, naproxen, and chlorthalidone used as National Spelling Bee words, and even the word "pharmacist" in an early, non-televised round. That youngster got it wrong. :oops:
     
  27. medicalCPA

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    Even though they're not medications, investigational compounds have crazy difficult names. In journal club recently, there was a paper about N-((8-hydroxy-7-quinolinyl) (4-methylphenyl)methyl)benzamide. Authors had to call it HQBA for short.

    And have you seen what AMPA -- as in AMPA receptors -- stands for??? (And yes, I know this thread is over one year old, so the OP won't need my suggestions anymore).
     
  28. 297point1

    297point1 Summertime baby!! 7+ Year Member

    Sticking with the chemical names, there is dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane- DDT for short. My sixth grade science teacher gave us extra credit for learning how to spell that, and it has stuck ever since.
     
  29. depor4life

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    How about isometheptenemucate dichloralphenazone acetaminophen or better yet u always have fockitol 500mg
     
  30. Old Timer

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    Years ago I would have nominated:

    Dioctylsodiumsulfosuccinate, but they went and changed the name to Docusate because nobody could pronounce it. It was also called DSS. At the present tme I cant for the life of me pronounce that homeopathic flu medication:
    Oscillococcinum
     
  31. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 "Bubs Depot!" 10+ Year Member

    All the Cs are pronounces with an "S" except for the second one.

    Ahsilluhmkossinum
     
  32. pharm B

    pharm B Phar Noir Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    And the first M is silent. :smuggrin:
     
  33. syunfung

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    Thiazolidinedione is really hard to say for somebody who hasn't heard it pronounced before. Now, I know it's not a drug (but rather a drug class), but still... Fun to watch people try.
     
  36. Ackj

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    Zirtek, interesting spelling. Also paracetamol :laugh:
     
  37. Ackj

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    I have a running joke with a classmate that I'm going to name my kids thiazolidinedione and oxazolidinone.
     
  38. syunfung

    syunfung Fatal Elevator Attendant 2+ Year Member

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    Well, not everyone's from the States. :laugh:

    Heck, Allegra is Telfast over there... It was weird seeing the same packaging style but a different name when I had to purchase some. Since I was in Hong Kong, I thought I was buying a fake medicine for a bit! :scared:
     
  39. Ackj

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    A few of my friends went on spring break to Mexico, and they got pictures with a bottle of Atorvastatina. Apparently Lipitor was a female product.
     
  40. pharm B

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    I thought the article determined the gender.

    But it is kinda funny that the name translated over that way. Makes you wonder if levothyroxin is... wait for it... levothyroxina.
     
  41. syunfung

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    Indeed it does, but in this case, we don't see "La Atorvastina" or "El", for that matter. I'm not entirely sure, but I think since it is a noun and ends with an "a" instead of an "o", we automatically assume it is a feminine noun.

    Pero, no se.
     
  42. 007rx

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    Did someone already say eptifibatide?

    ep-TIF-i-ba-tide
     
  43. 007rx

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    Also a quick pronunciation tip (something I observed so take it with a grain of salt):

    If a drug name has four syllables, stress the second (met-O-pro-lol)

    If a drug name has five syllables, stress the third (cy-clo-BEN-za-prine)

    Of course there are exceptions...
     
  44. Ackj

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    I say ep-tee-fy-buh-tide :shrug:
     
  45. zelman

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    The word oxyphenbutazone holds the title for the highest possible score for a single play under American tournament Scrabble rules, scoring 1,780 points across three triple-word-score squares, joining seven tiles to eight already played tiles. The word was played by Micheal Cresta.
     
  46. 007rx

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    I've heard that before too. Lexi-comp will pronounce drug names and I usually go with their pronunciation but how do we know they have it right? Is there a scientific pronunciation reference they have that isn't published? Haha
     

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