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Posted By: sm on 2008-04-10
In Reply to: drug reference - dottietypes

The problem I have with this site is that there are many generic drugs that are listed with a capped first letter. It is hard to tell which drugs are brand name and which are generic when using drugs.com.

If you are typing the drug name in a paragraph and it is generic, the first letter is not to be capitalized so it is important to be able to find out if the drug is brand or generic.

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Drugs! Lots of drugs! Sadly, you're probably like
most of us and don't have time to go to the doctor! Oh well! Feel better soon! You are not alone!
It's the drugs
I almost always use drugs.com for almost every drug need.  It's the best site I have found, but otherwise, I prefer Stedman's Quick Look, but let's face it, by the time these books are printed, there are another 100 drugs out there.  Can't keep up fast enough with them. So the web site is the best. 

You can search for any 3 consecutive letters and pull up a list of all drug names containing those 3 consecutive letters.
I use this site because you can put in a part of the drug name, and it gives you a list of drugs that contain that letter combination. So if you can only hear the middle part of a drug, it gets a little easier to narrow it down.
try drugs.com (nm)
Drugs.com... just for MTs... sm
Drugs.com lets you type in just a few letters and provides choices. Also, from the homepage on the right, there is a link to drug search just for MTs. It lets you do a wildcard search. I.e., audio is garbled and you hear t-max, you could type in t*max, and it would provide all drug choices. It also has a 'sounds like' search which is most excellent. You can also search for drugs by condition. This site hasn't let me down yet. Best part, it's completely up to date, and free.
Drugs!! Works for me!
Seriously. I actually was a big procrastinator, and really suffering for years from lack of motivation. Turns out I have ADD, and have been on meds for a few months now.  Actually tripled - TRIPLED my income in these few months. Everything is just focused and easy and I am so productive, its scary...Maybe you have adult ADD. Supposedly millions do...I used to be a skeptic, but I'm a believer now!
New generic drugs.
New generic name for viagra......................micoxafloppin.  Next.. please add.
Oh, yes! Illegal drugs are fun!
I never even did drugs when I was a stupid teenager.
Anyone know where I can get a list of new drugs
generic drugs
I type drugs that are capped or have capital letters anywhere in them into autocorrect. Then I just type the drug just like it is generic, then autocorrect "corrects" it.
did in the past but does not do drugs...sm
I wish he'd come in here and sue your arse...for that post
She could even be on drugs. Keep distance.
She might think you are where she would like to be and wants to impress you in her little mind and little world.
www.drugs.com.... don't care much for
rxlist.com....never helped me any
Try *sartan*. It will come up with drugs ...
that contain those letters in any part of the word. I don't think you can just do an ending but you can quickly go through the list it does give you.
I agree about the drugs.
My nephew was on the Fiengold program and diet without the drugs and it worked very well until he was around 12 and started to cheat on the diet and sneak the junk food :) It is a LOT of work for the parents and tough on the kid. But it did work for him for many years and it's a very healthy preservative-free/chemical-free diet. I think it's probably worth looking into.

onelook.com; drugs@FDA...nm
Over the counter drugs

Are over the counter drugs capitalized? Example: "Unisom"



Canada drugs
I used them. Did not seem to have any problems. I figure you do not hear of Canadians dropping dead left and right from using the medication. Saved some money.
on drugs, esp helpful to me
with my expander, is something a poster previously shared sometime back: to put in meds with the consonants, ie, Lasix is lsx, Protonix is prt. that helps with capitalizing proprietary drugs as well. myself, for dosages, i do mgd, for mg daily, and such.
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I have these in my Shorthand program and they are typed correctly - upper or lower case. No matter how I type them they wind up correct. If the word is at the beginning of a sentence, Shorthand capitalizes it there, which would be correct.
Convicted felon wants drugs
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Word and Drugs boards (SM)

Please use the appropriate boards for these questions.  This forum has been set up so that these questions can be more easily navigated.


John Lennon was much more than about drugs. NM
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How about the cops.....illegal drugs??? That should be
I prefer book for drugs.
I use the Quick Look Drug Book and it has worked well for me.

Google is where I start my search for other medical info and it has been remarkably useful - may even discontinue purchasing more books.

But the drug book will not likely be replaced as it also has the generic and dosage information right there, which I have needed on many occasions; it is faster for me to use the book. Just a personal preference.
site for drugs and lymphomas


and for different types of lymphoma which I found one day:


What is it they're looking for in the blood? Drugs?
Drugs with pseudoephedrine are restricted.
I had to show my driver's license and they recorded my info in a log book.

This ingredient is used to manufacture illegal methamphetamine, which is why it is limited and regulated.
Need suggestions, generic vs proprietary drugs

It seems there are so many anymore that i have trouble remembering not to capitalize -- how do the rest of you remember? 

I am using docuscribe and the quick correct feature does not seem to work for converting back to lower case.  Any suggestions?

Exactly true. And you don't have to fool with new drugs and stuff, either. nm
not detailed but i like the easy search options when i am unsure of spelling.
No growth hormone, antibiotics or other drugs are used.
No animal cruelty. Completely organic beef, chicken and pork. It's cheaper and better quality than at the grocery stores. If you buy locally, you're keeping your dollars in the local economy instead of further lining the pockets of the Walmart owners and CEOs. We buy our vegetables and fruit from local vendors at roadside stands or farmer's market, too. (Those that I don't grow myself.)
They are basically "sister" drugs. I am allergic
to naproxen, so cannot take ibuprofen now, as they are closely related. I would think if naproxen isn't helping, neither will ibuprofen. Try something unrelated like Tylenol?
glitazone is a class of drugs, Avandia, etc.
Good reference site for drugs and various others -
Has anyone bought Rx drugs from Canada online? (sm)
Was your experience favorable?  Were the drugs compatible with USA drugs.   Allegra is an OTC in Canada and I can get it for 67 cents per pill as compared to $2.50 per pill in the USA.   Lot of difference when you donít have insurance!
Help on Style Board please, re: capitalizing trademark drugs when used
Is there any easy way to remember which drugs are generic and do not get capitalized. We get that
deducted in our monthly randoms from Amherst if we forget a capital letter.
It'll be tough with so many new drugs, etc. out there. Figure out what you used to do compared to
Stedmans for word reference, ADI or Quick Look for drugs.
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Get mouse in chair to see how drugs affect brain!
Yes, we idolize people who do drugs and serve placenta pate.
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Yes, he was peaceful because he was so whacked out on drugs. He was a drug addict who wrote songs.
Pure and simple - no big thang...
Is there an easy way to enter generic drugs and brands into your spellchecker ? ( a fast way)

A good website to search for medical terms, equipment, and drugs.
A good site for word help.
Wasnt' that post scary? Isn't it UNREAL?? Who cares if we type drugs wrong, right?
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Scarry!!! Docs and nurses entering drugs and dosages into online charts. (sm)

Most of my docs cannot spell medical terms.  They can't pronounce or spell drugs.  The nurses are for the most part useless - no ARNP I ever asked could help me with a medical term.

I just spoke to my HMO.  They are now offering personal Online-charts showing

visits, tests, immunizations, etc. of what you personally had done.


The woman said:  It is input by the doc and the nurses.

I shuttered!

There goes the end of quality health care as we used to know it!