In this episode, I divide metformin and Glucophage into syllables, explain which syllables have the emphasis, and cite the sources of my information.
The purpose of my pronunciation episodes is to provide the intended pronunciations of drug names from reliable sources so you feel more confident saying them and less frustrated learning them.
The written pronunciations are below. 👇🏻
Metformin = met FOR min. Emphasize FOR.
I found the written pronunciation of metformin in the USP Dictionary Online.
Glucophage = gloo-kō-fahzh. Emphasize “gloo” and “fahzh”
I found the pronunciation of Glucophage in two places:
- Printed: Package Insert (FDA’s website)
- Spoken: BMS Medical Information Dept. 1-800-321-1335
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Links from this episode
Bristol-Myers Squibb Medical Information 1-800-321-1335, 10-31-23 (Ellen)
USP Dictionary Online (aka “USAN”) **Subscription-based resource. Thank you USP Legal for permission to publish your written pronunciations in my podcast show notes and YouTube channel episode descriptions.
USP Dictionary’s (USAN) pronunciation guide (Source: American Medical Association’s
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