25 Common Medications: The Same Drug, Different Names? #infographic

25 Common Medications: The Same Drug, Different Names? #infographic

Were you aware that a number of other names could go with the medication you are taking depending on where you live? In reality many of the top-selling drugs can be sold with a completely different name in our Canadian pharmacy. And yet, why does this happen?

Brand name medicines can differ from country to country, depending on a number of factors. They usually boil down to the regulatory body responsible for issuing licenses, the supplier, and if there is another company that also has access to the patent, for what product is being sold (for example, if it has different uses), and more. What is crucial is to know which medication you are taking and that comes from its chemical / generic name.

25 Common Medications: The Same Drug, Different Names? #infographic

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