Friday, April 28, 2017

This is me...


When you mispronounce
your medications.

It's Atorvastatin, not Uh-torka-statin
It's Zolpidem, not Zo-lipid-em
It's Alprazolam, not Alprazadone
It's Atenolol, not Uh-ten-noll
It's Ibuprofen, not I-bee-pro-fin
It's Cetirizine, not Citric-zine
It's Hydrocodone, not Hydrocodocode (See this LINK)
It's Flagyl, not Flag-gill

What's YOUR favorite mispronounced medication?

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's Dilaudid, not Di-law-tin

Anonymous said...

It's lisinopril not linsopril
It's premarin not premium

Anonymous said...

It's acetaminophen, not ass-a-TAM-o-fen

Anonymous said...

My doc says Atenolol, AT a-LEN-ole. And that's OK, because I can't pronounce his name.

Anonymous said...

It's amlodipine, not amalodipine.
It's atenolol, not atenonol.
It's gabapentin, not gagapentin.
It's metoprolol, not metroprolol or metoprol.

Anonymous said...

ramperil

Anonymous said...

sim-VAS-tuhtin

Anonymous said...

subscription-prescription

Anonymous said...

Had a colleague make fun of someone for spelling Xanax with a Z...and then she proceeded to say "Val POR ic Acid" instead of Valproic acid about 12 times in a hour.

Anonymous said...

Hydrochlorothiazide = hydroclorathorazone

Kathie Hill said...

acyclovir= ass-e-clover

Anonymous said...

Peanut butter balls (Phenobarbital)
Mudfunnel (modafanil)

Anonymous said...

Custy needed her son's nighttime med: you know, the "DD..PP" (DDAVP). At least it was properly descriptive,,,,

Jason Palikij said...

If they had covered or clovered up in the first place they wouldn't need acyclovir now, would they?

Tom Bridgeland said...

At my hospital, no two doctors or nurses pronounce the names the same, for just about any drug 3-sylable drug unless it's aspirin or Tylenol.

Anonymous said...

My dad used to call his digoxin "dioxin". I suspect because dioxin was prominent in the news at that time. I gave up correcting him because it didn't "stick".

Unknown said...

"...that one that starts with a 'D'. Because I got that fiber-my-al-gee-a and I'm allergic to everything else."

Anonymous said...

"...That one that starts with a 'D'. Because I got that fiber-my-al-gee-a and I'm allergic to everything else."

Stacy Major said...

Lis-a-pil

Flynn said...

It's oxycodone, not oxy-co-deen.

tbunni said...

"Hyco-floor-a-...." Us: Is it a diuretic? Them: What? Us: A water pill? Them: Yes! Us: Just call it HCTZ, its easier....

CPhT for Life, ret. said...

The ER gave him Narcan for the rib injury.
What?! Do you mean Norco?
Oh, maybe that's it. (Elderly patient; Honest, but funny mistake!)

Anonymous said...

Amoxil is a brand of amoxicillin here. We get a lot of people passing us prescriptions and telling us they want the "Amoxillin".

Anonymous said...

Al-boot-a-trol for albuterol
Vy-nase for vyvanse
Fock-a-lin for focalin

Anonymous said...

Simvastanin
Lispril
Atenenol
Tri-miss-alone cream
Umpra-Zollie (Omeprazole)

and my personal favorite, we have about 3 to 4 patients that call Warfarin "Warfare"



Humble Evidence Accepter said...

Had a dr. send over a prescription of "Xanax" for a pt. The pt told be he called his dr wanting his "zantacs." Dr did this twice with the same pt.