When I was in medical transcription training, we were provided with Quick Look Drug Reference for medicine search and its dosage details.Â I was surprised to see its features.Â It was extensive with all the drug names, brand and generic names, therapeutic category, usage, dose, and dosage forms.Â We learned that a generic drug can be sold with different brand names produced by different companies.Â For example: aspirin is a generic drug (original formula), which is available under brand names of Ascriptin, Bayer Aspirin, Easprin, Ecotrin, Halfprin, ZORprin, etc (in USA).
After looking at this electronic drug reference for American drugs, I thought that there will be an Indian electronic drug reference.Â I searched a lot over the net for nearly one month, but was unable to find it. After passing through class training and on-job training, I was put on regular roles and started searching again.Â While searching the Indian Medical Association website, I came to know about the site MedCLIK, which provides an online drug reference for Indian medicines.
Direct link for the Drug Dictionary:Â http://www.medclik.com/MedCLIKEncr/Default.aspx
In MedCLIK, besides the above information, they also indicate the manufacturersâ€™ name and price.Â I think it is very helpful.Â If you know a brand, just key in and you can find the generic name of the drug and the list of brands available for that with price and company information.
You can see the below screenshot I have taken for brand search for â€œgentamicin,â€ an eye drops preparation.
Note: I am not a pharma student to answer your complex pharmaceutical questions. Please do not ask me to provide some brands data names in excel sheet or the copy of electronic drug reference. Please go to the above site and purchase it. Whatever I can provide, I have provided here. Need more? Then, log into MedCLIK and explore. Thanks in advance!