Brand and Generic Drugs – A Medical Terminology Quiz

Generic – Official Name of the Drug

Generic names are assigned by an official body – the United States Adopted Names Council, once a drug has been approved as safe and effective by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration.)

Generic and Trade Name Drugs

Brand Names – Company Trademark Name

Brand names (also called trade names) are developed by the company or companies that manufacture them. Brand names identify the drug as the property of the company.

 Comparison 

  • Drugs have only one generic name whereas there can be more than one brand name.
  • Brand names are capitalized and generic drug names are not.
  • For example, Motrin and Advil are brand names for the generic drug ibuprofen.

 

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