Are Portuguese brand names of medicines readable?

Carla Pires, Susana Correia, Afonso Miguel Cavaco, Marina Vigário

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Background: Misunderstandings involving medicine names may cause serious medication problems. According to regulations, medicines names must be readable and pronounceable. However, investigation on readability of medicines names is limited.
Purpose: To quantify and characterize phonological errors in a reading task of Portuguese medicines brand names.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2
Number of pages1
JournalPharmacy Practice
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event1st International Conference on Pharmacy Practice Research - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 25 Jun 201827 Jun 2018


  • brand names
  • medicine
  • phonological errors


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