Wednesday, August 8, 2012

More Drug Names That Sound Like Vocabulary Words

It must be tough for Big Pharma companies to come up with a name for a new drug. Most of the time they can't use the actual scientific name because it's too long and hard to pronounce, as well as meaningless. For example, would Viagra have been as successful if they'd called it by its real name of sildenafil citrate? Eh, OK, bad example. People would still buy Viagra if it was called Hitlerific Schlonger-uppers. 

For most drugs though they need a catchier name. One that vaguely suggests its effects but doesn't mean anything embarrassing in a foreign language. They spend millions coming up with such names. In some cases, they needed to spend a million more. 

Here are Thirteen Drug Names That Sound Like Vocabulary Words (note: these are all honest-to-god actual names of real drugs).

Cylert
noun. 
A nationwide early warning system to indicate the presence of robotic assassins from the future. 
"Faced with overwhelming evidence of an imminent cyborg invasion, the President sounded the Cylert."

Macrobid
noun.
A very large amount bid at an auction.

Naproxen
noun.
The amount of time an individual estimates they will be napping.

Lok Pak
proper name.
An evil North Korean dictator.

Docafrez
interjection.
A profanity uttered by various wheezing Hanna-Barbera dogs.
"Razzafazen grabbashazen, docafrez."

Fansidar
noun.
A more decorative and ornate form of radar.
"The flight controller tracked the Queen's royal airplane on the fansidar."

Definity
adverb.
To confirm something to the infinite power.
"That party last weekend at Justin's house was definity awesome."

Papaverine
proper name.
The father of the superheroic crime fighter known as Wolverine.

Pediapred
noun.
A list you hope your new neighbor's name isn't on.

Flagyl
interjection.
Another word occasionally bleated out by the early Jerry Lewis.

Biltricide
noun.
The act of murdering a bill collector. 
"After killing the man from the collection agency, John was charged with biltricide."

Dinoprostone
noun.
A painful malady affecting the urinary tract of male dinosaurs.

Proscar
noun.
Less popular cousin of auto racing organization NASCAR.

1 comment:

  1. "Papaverine
    proper name.
    The father of the superheroic crime fighter known as Wolverine."
    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA

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