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Viagra - trade name and generic name
« on: 16/05/2006 21:09:49 »


In Pharmacology, all drugs have two names; a trade name and generic name.

 

For example, the trade name of Tylenol also has a generic name of Acetaminophen.  Aleve is also called Naproxen.  Amoxil is also call Amoxicillin and Advil is also called Ibuprofen.

 

The FDA has been looking for a generic name for Viagra.  After careful consideration by a team of government experts, it recently announced that it has settled on the generic name of Mycoxafloppin.  Also considered were Mycoxafailin, Mydixadrupin, Mydixarizin, Dixafix, and of course, Ibepokin.

 

Pfizer Corp. announced today that Viagra will soon be available in liquid form, and will be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage suitable for use as a mixer.  It will now be possible for a man to literally pour himself a stiff one.  Obviously we can no longer call this a soft drink, and it gives new meaning to the names of  "cocktails", "highballs" and just a good old-fashioned "stiff drink".

Pepsi will market the new concoction by the name of: Mountain Dew.

 

Thought for the day: There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer's research.  This means that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.

 



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Re: Viagra - trade name and generic name
« Reply #1 on: 16/05/2006 21:20:10 »
Teehee.
I think the other name for viagra is actually sildenafil. Not sure if that's a generic name or just some alternative name pfizrer gave it.. my Medicinal Chemistry course this year (and some of the others) uses viagra as a case study. My middle-aged-plus-male lecturers seem to find it very interesting, for some reason.
Actually (and I think this is really funny) viagra was originally intended as a heart drug (it helps capillaries stay open, it's all just a question of which ones..) and they didn't find out about the other properties until it went to clinical trials and one particular demographic started coming back for more.
 

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Re: Viagra - trade name and generic name
« Reply #2 on: 17/05/2006 00:01:00 »
hee hee...glad it made you smile Rosy. My mummy (73) emailed it to me !

That's amazing about the original intended use of Viagra !...lol about the demographics :-)

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Re: Viagra - trade name and generic name
« Reply #3 on: 17/05/2006 01:19:13 »
Thanks for the laugh neil:D late night ones always good!
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Re: Viagra - trade name and generic name
« Reply #4 on: 17/05/2006 06:18:48 »
I tried viagra once but the tablet got stuck in my throat. I had a stiff neck for days! :D

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Re: Viagra - trade name and generic name
« Reply #5 on: 18/05/2006 03:04:18 »
I won't go near this remark!



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