Friday Funny October 2, 2015 Drug Names


Happy Friday!  It is hard to believe that we have turned the calendar to October.  But the days are getting shorter and there is a bit of nip in the air this week, so I suppose there is no denying that fall is here.  

It is pretty much impossible to watch anything on television these days without seeing commercials for some drug.  When I hear the listing of side effects, it makes me want to stay away from all of them.  I also wonder about the names that a lot of the new drugs have.  I suppose they pay some marketing guru big bucks.  However, I think they have had a few misses on the names.  So this week I will offer what I think the following drugs should treat based on their names.


Latuda and Farxiga – for some reason I just find these names amusing and think they would be great names for anti-gas medicines.

Telaprevir – it seems logical that this drug would used be a politician or newscaster to help them clearly read a teleprompter

Idebenone – you take it and you just disappear….

Brentuximab vedotin & Cabazitaxel – perhaps one would take either of these to treat motion sickness while riding in a taxi cab.

Abirsaterone – seems like this might be used by a male, middle voice range opera singer.

Lyrica – if you have trouble remembering words to songs, this would be the drug for you.

Anakinra-if waching Star Wars movies for too long causes a headache, take this and keep watching.

Cisplatin -this would be good to apply after you fall flat on your face.

Domperidone – not sure what this would treat, but I am sure it would be taken by the glassful and be very expensive.

Vinblastine and Warfarin – whatever this treats would be related to the military and would be highly classified.

Thought for the Week

He’s the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines. ~Benjamin Franklin



1 thought on “Friday Funny October 2, 2015 Drug Names

  1. Allen Lawless

    Some true side effects of different medications that I have read (I have a book) include the following; hairy tongue, strange and unusual thoughts😏and my favorite, loss of hair where no hair is present.



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