Saturday, June 15, 2013

Naming Hepatitis C Drugs

I have a fairly good memory for remembering the names of drugs. The hepatitis C drugs have been easy, because there are basically 4 generic names: peginterferon, ribavirin, boceprevir, and telaprevir. However, my foggy brain is trying to figure out how to remember the names of the drugs that are in clinical trials. They all end in “vir.” Here are some examples:
  • simeprevir
  • faldaprevir  
  • sofosbuvir
  • ledipasvir
  • daclatasvir 
  • samatasvir
  • asunaprevir 

These are just a few. Then there are drugs with numbers, and combinations of drugs, such as medivir (combined simeprevir and samatasvir ). So, I propose that we make things easier for our hepatitis C brains by coming up with memorable names. Here are suggestions:
  • HepC Killer
  • HepC-B-Gone
  • Sayonara HepC
  • HepC Relief
  • ByeBye HepC
  • Liver Renew
  • Dynomite HepC
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What are your suggestions?

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