Q. Where can I find a list of a drug's foreign, generic and brand names?

Answer

At present, the McGoogan Library provides access to several resources that provide foreign trade names and one resource that includes foreign generic names as well as foreign trade names. 

  • The current UNMC LexiComp license includes access to Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference.  This resource provides foreign and English, generic and trade names as well as investigational names, chemical names, and other synonyms.
  • The current UNMC LexiComp and UpToDate licenses include access to the LexiDrug databases.  These resources provide lists of foreign and U.S. trade/proprietary/brand names.

 

Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference

a.  You can reach Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference through the LexiComp link in the "Quick Links" list on the Library's home page. 

b.  Search for the english generic name of the drug of interest.  Look for links to content from Martindale's

c.  Click on the link to the Martindale monograph.

d.  After you click the link to the Martindale drug monograph, look for alternate drug names in the locations indicated below:

A screenshot of a Martindale's monograph in the LexiComp interface.  A red box shows the position of the "Drug Nomenclature", "Synonyms", "British Appoved Names", and "International Nonproprietary Names" sections, and a second red box shows the position of the three "Preparations..." headings.

 

LexiDrugs via LexiComp

 

a.  You can reach LexiDrugs through the LexiComp link in the "Quick Links" list on the Library's home page. 

 

b.  Search for the english generic name of the drug of interest.  Look for links to content from LexiDrugs

 

c.  Click on the link to one of the LexiDrugs monograph.

 

d.  After you click the link to theLexiDrugs drug monograph, look for alternate drug names in the locations indicated below:

A screenshot of a Lexi-Drugs monograph in the Lexi-Comp interface.  Red boxes indicate the locations of the "positions of the Brand Names", "Preparations", "Index Terms", and "International Brand Names" headings.

 

UpToDate

a. You can reach UpToDate through the UpToDate link in the "Quick Links" list on the Library's home page. 

b.  Search UpToDate for one of the English names of the drug of interest.

c.  You may click on the link to the entire monograph and then scroll or use the navigation panel to find the section/s of interest ("brand names", "preparations", "index terms", and "International Brand Names"), or, if you're interested in a specific section, you can hover over the link to the monograph, slide over to the "topic outline" that appears, and click on the section of interest.  The figure below illustrates the process of reaching the "International Brand Names" section of the "Tranylcypromine" monograph.

A screenshot of the UpToDate search results for a drug name.  When the cursor is placed over the link to a monograph, the headings in the monograph appear to the right.  The position of the "International Brand Names" link is shown.

  • Last Updated Dec 24, 2016
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