Welcome to the 18th episode in my drug name pronunciation series! We’re talking about ezetimibe today. In the first 4 minutes, I break ezetimibe down into syllables, explain which syllable has the emphasis, and reveal the source of the information.
The last 4 minutes is a bonus. My husband (Nathan) guest appears to say some drug names from this series. Why? To share a fun memory! When I was in pharmacy school, Nathan made me laugh/distracted me from the stress of studying by saying drug names and medical terms badly. It worked! I laughed a lot, thanks to Nathan. During this episode, Nathan shows that he can still make me laugh!
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Ezetimibe has four syllables.
ezetimibe = e ZET i mibe
e, which is a short “E” sound, like the “E” in “bed.” This sounds like a schwa “E.” (Like the second “E” in the word “elephant.”)
ZET, which rhymes with “pet”
I, as in “illusion” (short “I” sound, almost like a schwa “I.” Think of the “I” in the word “president.”)
mibe, which rhymes with “vibe” (“I” has the long “I” sound, like “ice cream” or “eyeball.”)
I found the pronunciation of ezetimibe in the USP Dictionary Online. The pronunciation guide is especially important for the last syllable in ezetimibe. Thank you to the USP Legal Dept for permission to publish your written pronunciations in my podcast show notes!
5 drug names from the bonus
- Ezetimibe (Episode 228)
- Metoprolol (Episode 177, 8th episode in this series)
- talimogene laherparepvec or T-VEC (Episode 159, 6th in this series)
- Eszopiclone (Episode 134, 1st episode in this series)
- Carisoprodol (Episode 198, 13th in the series)
Links from this episode
USP Dictionary Online (aka USAN)
USP Dictionary’s (USAN) pronunciation guide (Source: American Medical Association’s
The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast episode 215, pronunciation episode 16 (mifepristone and misoprostol)
The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast episode 184, pronunciation episode 10 (phenytoin and isotretinoin)
The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast episode 180, pronunciation episode 9 Apretude® (cabotegravir)
The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast episode 159, pronunciation episode 6 (talimogene laherparepvec or T-VEC)
The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast episode 155, pronunciation episode 5 Trulicity® (dulaglutide)
The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast episode 148, pronunciation episode 4 Besponsa® (inotuzumab ozogamicin)
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The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast episode 138, pronunciation episode 2 Molnupiravir and Taltz
The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast episode 134, pronunciation episode 1 Eszopiclone and Qulipta
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