Lists of Generic and Brand Name Drugs

Every drug has at least three names - a chemical name, a generic name, and a brand name. The chemical name describes the atomic or molecular structure of the drug. This name is usually too complex for general use. So commonly, an official body assigns a generic name to a drug. The generic names for drugs of a particular type generally have the same ending. The brand name is selected by manufacturer or distributor of the drug. It is usually shorter and easier to remember than the generic name.


These lists contain brand name and generic drugs ordered alphabetically. Many drugs have more than one name and, therefore, the same drug may be listed more than once. The brand names listed for each generic drug in these lists may not include all brands available in the United States. The most common ones are listed. Inclusion of a brand name does not imply recommendation or endorsement. Exclusion does not imply that a missing brand name is less effective or less safe than the one listed. Some drugs have too many generics and brand names to enumerate on one list.

List of brand name drugs and their generic versions

For example, from the following chart you can see that generic name of Ultram is Tramadol, while brand name Ultracet is a combination of two generics - Acetaminophen and Tramadol. Part of the list of the brand name drugs starting with U looks like this:

Brand Generic
Ultracef Cefadroxil
Ultracet Acetaminophen, Tramadol
Ultragesic Hydrocodone & Acetaminophen
Ultralente Insulin
Ultram Tramadol

List of generic drugs and their brand name drugs

From this example you can see that generic drug Alendronate has one corresponding brand name drug - Fosamax. And generic Allopurinol has several brand names such as Alloprin, Novopural, or Zyloprim. Part of the list of the generic drugs starting with A looks like this:

Generic Brand
Alefacept Amevive
Alendronate Fosamax
Alfuzosin UroXatral
Allopurinol Alloprin, Apo-Allopurinol, Lopurin, Novopural, Purinol, Zyloprim
Almotriptan Axert