I am taking 10 mills. of Neurontin, 20 mills. of Paxil, & 25 mills. of Hydrodiuril, they all have different names about these names and say they are substitutes for these drugs. The Hydrodiuril is a sub. for H.C.T.Z and Neurontin is a sub. for Gabapentin, so am I really taking 100 mg. of Gab. instead of Neurontin? What do I call my medications? And Paxil is Paroxetine. The sub. names are highlighted in yellow by the pharmacist. I've been calling them by the substitute names and nobody is confused when I use those names but I'm still confused about it.
First of all you are not taking mills of anything, you are taking milligrams. The abbreviation is mg. The only thing going on is you are talking brand names and they are talking generic. They are the same medications. When you get prescriptions filled the label will have the name the dr wrote and then underneath it will say something like same as and give the other name. If you have any doubts ask the pharmacist when you get them filled.
Kaismama has it right. Just to add to that, in case you are not aware, the brand names like Neurontin are made much more cheaply by a competitor. They are supposed to be largely the same. You can refer to them by either the brand name or the generic name. Everyone will know what you mean.
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