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brand name the name under which the manufacturer markets a drug; a registered trademark of the manufacturer; also known as the trade name
days' supply the number of days that a prescription or medication order will last a patient when taken as directed by the prescriber
DEA number a number issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to signify the authority of the holder to prescribe or handle controlled substances; made up of two letters followed by seven digits, the last of which is a checksum digit used to check the vali
dose on a prescription, the indication of how much medication the patient will take at each administration
dosing schedule on a prescription, the indication of how often the drug is to be taken
generic name the name under which a drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration; sometimes denotes a drug that is not protected by a trademark; also referred to as a USAN (United States Adopted Name)
prescription an order for medication for a patient that is written by a physician or a qualified licensed practitioner to be filled by a pharmacist
route of administration on a prescription, the indication of how the medication is to be given
signa (sig) from the Latin word for "write"; the part of the prescription that provides instructions for proper use of the medication, including the dose, route of administration, and dosing schedule
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