#1 By: Rob Beschizza, August 30th, 2013 13:42
#2 By: Ian Wood, August 30th, 2013 14:15
I give you Proloxil.
My own creation to the naming form, from 2003 or so.
#3 By: mrmcd, August 30th, 2013 14:22
I like the use drugs as character names for RPGs and online games and such.
Ditropan the Paladin: Slays evil, stops you from peeing your pants!
#4 By: LDoBe, August 30th, 2013 14:36
I'm not too happy about the side effects of prozac either. It's destroyed my libido permanently as far as I can tell, since I stopped taking it a number of years ago.
But I'm also pretty sure I would have killed myself if I didn't take antidepressants.
was it worth it? I'm honestly not sure. Living is alright I guess. Although my personality has been altered to the point of being a different person.
#5 By: Snagglepuss 62629, August 30th, 2013 14:58
Several decades ago, I compiled a list of pharmaceutical product names and placed it next to a list of characters from "Lord of the Rings". Uncomfortably similar, let me tell you....
#6 By: Joel Finkle, August 30th, 2013 15:04
I worked for a drug company about 9 years ago, and the basic rule was that a product name has to have a Z, X or V in it, in order to be memorable. Somehow, before that policy began (because we hadn't been acquired by a megalithic corporation yet, I'd guess), we managed to put out an arthritis pain drug called "DayPro" which I thought sounded like dog food... but better than the proposed "DuraPro" which sounds like house paint.
But seriously, folks, are electronics brands any better? Viera, Bravia...
#7 By: kmoser, August 30th, 2013 15:19
Solution: give every drug a unique number and require all communications between doctors, hospitals and pharmacies use that number when referring to the drug. This is similar to when you're ordering off a menu in a foreign language and are having trouble pronouncing the name so you just order by number.
#8 By: sockdoll, August 30th, 2013 15:26
I'll have what she's having.
#9 By: Stefan Jones, August 30th, 2013 15:38
Is there a drug that can coax my balls down into their proper position after they crawled up into my abdomen after reading "castration resistant prostate cancer"?
#10 By: Víctor, August 30th, 2013 15:40
Surely your personality change comes from the depression itself (and what caused it), not the medication.
I has happened to me as well (although the libido part was temporary).
Was worth it? Yes, neither you or me killed ourselves. That´s me point.
#11 By: Cary, August 30th, 2013 16:50
Just great -- the drug name generator now has me worried about ear irregularity...
#12 By: Boundegar, August 30th, 2013 18:56
There is at least one antidepressant that has the opposite effect. It's kind of fun. Ask your doctor.
#13 By: LDoBe, August 30th, 2013 19:17
I tried Wellbutrin (Bupropion) before being switched to Lexapro, then to Prozac when the Lexapro was ineffective. The Wellbutrin was an attempt to treat both ADD and depression simultaneously with a single drug. It was effective for depression, but not ADD, and had the side effect of making me manic and sexually aggressive. After about two weeks I was pretty sure it would be only a matter of time before I ended up going too far and assaulting someone. It was damn scary how out of control I felt.
Nowadays I'm satisfied just saying screw it, and leaving things as they are. I've had my fill of my doctors experimenting on my brain chemistry, even if it was for my own good. At the time it was necessary, but now I'd rather live with the current less than great setup than risk terrifying adverse reactions by tinkering with it.
#14 By: Rob Northrup, August 31st, 2013 09:45
I don't care why they thought "Humira" sounded right, but the commercial pronounces it like hugh MARE uh. In what American regional dialect of English is the letter "i" pronounced as a long A? WTFBBQ? Either the arbitrary spelling of a made-up word is wrong or the pronunciation is wrong. God help the little children who accidentally learn that the letter i can make a long A sound in English because HUMIRA. Won't somebody think of the chaldren?
#15 By: Nicholas MacDonald-Wu, August 31st, 2013 11:36
MEDICATION OR WIZARD: THE QUIZ...
You demanded it. Enjoy.
#16 By: Katana Leigh, September 1st, 2013 00:44
I like that. What about something in between - name/number - sortof like cars or motorcycles - KLR650, for example.
#17 By: Ignatius, September 1st, 2013 14:19
I would suggest against asking that way. Off label uses, while very fun in this case, can get your doctor in trouble and so they're less likely to be amenable. LDoBe mentioned taking Buproprion already so it looks like they are SOL on this one.
It's unfortunate how many people have trouble with Buproprion. When I was on it, it was like a miracle. I've never felt so happy (or not-sad, at least) and it didn't hurt me in any way. Everyone else I know who has taken it has had bad experiences. When I get my shit together to get another psychiatrist, etc. I'll be looking to get it again. I'm sad so few people get the same positive experience from it.
#18 By: LDoBe, September 1st, 2013 14:57
RU-486, JWH-018 There's a long list of research chemicals that don't have branded names but do have trial numbers.
#19 By: Phasma Felis, September 3rd, 2013 12:52
Fun Fact! One of Tolkien's original names for Celeborn, Lord of Lothlórien and husband to Galadriel, was "Teleporno."
Dodged a bullet there.
#20 By: Jeff Atwood, September 3rd, 2013 18:17
The name is composed of telepi and orno (Primitive Elvish ornâ "uprising, tall").
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