Drug Nomenclature in View of Pharmacopoeial Names

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J. Kolář, T. Ambrus, and V. Špringer

Department of Applied Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno


A drug may have several different types of names: trivial name, code designation or drug code number, generic name, national and international non-proprietary name, chemical name, pharmacopoeial name and company name (brand name, or trade name). Each of these types of names conveys specific purposes and contexts a drug may be used for. Attention is primarily paid to pharmacopoeial nomenclature of drugs.


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