Posted by: notdeaddinosaur | December 12, 2013

Street Names for Drugs You’ll Never Find on the Street

New game to play with your pharmacist friends: coming up with street names for prescription meds you’ll never find on the street.

RULES: nothing that already has a street name or has any street value at all. That’s the joke. Nothing addictive, no benzos, no narcs.

Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:

  • Moxies: Amoxicillin (of course)
  • Vixens: Plavix
  • Lippi-loos: Lipitor
  • Zacs: Prozac
  • Pissers: lasix
  • Dynamite: nitroglycerin (duh)
  • Lexies: Lexapro
  • Throids: assorted versions of levothyroxine (*love* this one)
  • Z-pack: Who are you kidding? It is a street name.

To be edited as I think of more. Feel free to add in the comments.

Awesome additions from the comments:

  • Snorts – fluticasone
  • Brownies – Senna
  • Bleeders – warfarin, heparin, and high end friends
  • Puffles – inhalers, all types
  • Chalk – calcium carbonate

Thanks, Alexis.

  • Floxies – any of the fluoroquinolones [LOVE this!]
  • ‘Zide – hctz
  • Runners – fleet enemas or supps of all varieties
  • Slow b’s – beta blockers

Well done, Medstudentitis.


Responses

  1. Hmmm, “mets” for metformin? Although that’s already a nickname for another medical term.

  2. Vitamin V – needs no explanation

  3. Snorts – fluticasone
    Brownies – Senna
    Bleeders – warfarin, heparin, and high end friends
    Puffles – inhalers, all types
    Chalk – calcium carbonate

  4. floxies – any of the fluoroquinolones
    ‘zide – hctz
    runners – fleet enemas or supps of all varieties
    slow b’s – beta blockers

  5. Actually, I have a patient who calls his Lasix the “pisser pill”

  6. butt drops-enema


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