Archives for June 12, 2009

A really excellent drug name

It’s a brand new drug formulation (injectable ibuprofen (motrin)) but check out the approved trade name:

FDA Approves Injectable Form of Ibuprofen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Caldolor, the first injectable dosage form of the common pain medication ibuprofen, to treat pain and fever.

I’m no Latin scholar, but I do know that Calor = fever, and Dolor = pain.  Put them together in the name for a drug that is made to treat those?  Pretty cool!

And no, I won’t be using it for a long time, if ever (old medical dictum: don’t be the first, don’t be the last).


hat tip: Luis