Writing medication names as healthcare professionals - OET Medicine
I am Dr. Can, and I am one of the professional teachers here in the iTalki Platform.
I will be providing small daily tips to improve your skills in Medical English.
Medications can be mentioned in two ways. We can either say the chemical name of the medication as ''paracetamol'' or we can say the brand that we buy as ''Tylenol''.
If we write the chemical name, we should not capitalise the name of the medication.
For example: ibuprofen, penicillin , pantoprazole..
When we write the brand name instead, they need to be capitalised.
For example: Excedrin, Pen-OS or Panto.
Hope this small tip helps with your writing.
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I wish you all the best with your studies!