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Q: wHAT DOES "NOVO" OR "APO" MEAN BEFORE THE DRUG NAME?

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lowerbp2, Community Member
1/ 1/09 8:02pm

depends on the drug. can be part of the chemical name using in the Pharm name they use.  I would recommend looking up on drugs.com to try to figure it out for you drug(s).

Grim MD

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Ronald Stevens, Community Member
5/ 1/09 8:51am

I want the answer to Steve's question - "What does "novo" or APO" mean before the drug name?

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phillip, Community Member
7/ 5/09 5:39am

the prefix "apo" or 'novo" indicates that the medication is a generic form.  There is no difference in one of these medications in comparison to a brand name, except for cost.

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By STEVE, Community Member— Last Modified: 05/02/13, First Published: 01/01/09