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Compound names for drugs


As the number of presentations of drugs, both alone and in combination increases it becomes more difficult to provide suitable names. Some names are double-barrelled whilst others have a number or letter prefix or suffix. Such prefixes or suffixes vary greatly in their origin and meaning, are not normally part of official drug names, and often confuse both doctors and pharmacists.

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