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Unformatted text preview: l Example: (8-chloro-1-methyl-6-phenyl-4H-5-triazobenzodiazepine, alprazolam, Xanax) 3. 52 53 53 Over-the-Counter Drugs Drugs that can be purchased without a prescription. Used for a variety of complaints. Important part of heath care. Some drugs that were originally sold by prescription now OTC. Account for about 60% of all doses administered. 54 Which Name to Use: Which Generic or Trade? Generic The little problems with generic names – More complicated than trade names The big problems with trade names – Single drug can have multiple trade names. – U.S. drugs and drugs outside the U.S. may U.S. have different active ingredients. have – Products with the same trade name may have Products different active ingredients. different Monistat (yeast infection) and Kaopectate (upset Monistat stomach) stomach) Case Study Case Sue, an elderly women who lives on a fixed income, Sue, is on multiple medications. She says that all of her friends are taking the generic form of their medicatio...
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