Western Medicine in China, drug names in Chinese Characters

June 7, 2018

 

Western medication English names  translated into Chinese characters.


Obtaining the correct medication in a different country can be difficult but often the written medical terminology is similar due to the Latin language roots in many countries.
However in China, the written language uses characters which can make it near impossible to find the medicine you require.
Below is a list of western medication in Chinese characters:
I've include the medical name and brand name,when possible.
 

Antacids
(Stomach Issues)

Cimetidine [Tagamet  brand] 西米替丁
Famotidine [Pepcid brand] 法莫替丁
Nizatidine [Tazac and Axid brand]  尼扎替定
Omeprazole [Prilosec brand] 奥美拉唑
Ranitidine [Zantac brand] 雷尼替丁

 

Antibiotics (Bacterial Infections)

Acetylspiramycin, Spiramycin 乙酰螺旋霉素
Amoxicillin (Moxatag, Amoxil brand) 阿莫西林
Ampicillin [Principen] 氨苄青霉素
Amoxicillin & Clavulanic Acid, Co-Amoxiclav
[Augmentin brand] 奥格门丁 (力百汀)
Azithromycin [Zithromax brand] 阿奇霉素
Cefaclor [Ceclor brand] 头孢克洛
Cefazolin, Cefazoline, Cephazolin 先锋Ⅴ
Ceftriaxone [Rocephin brand] 头孢曲松钠
Cephalexin, Cefalexin [Daxbia, Keflex brand] 头孢氨苄
Cephradin [Velosef brand] 先锋Ⅵ
Ceporexin , Cefalexin 先锋Ⅳ
Chloramphenicol 绿霉素
Ciprofloxicin [Cipro brand] 环丙沙星
Erythromycin [EryPed brand] 红霉素
Nitrofurantoin, Furadantin [Macrobid brand] 呋喃四啶
Gentamycin [Garamycin brand] 庆大霉素
Kanamycin A 卡那霉素
Lincomycin [Lincocin brand] 林可霉素
Nitrofurantoin [Macrodantin brand] 呋喃妥因
Metronidazole [Flagyl brand]  甲硝唑
Norfloxacin [Noroxin brand] 氟哌酸
Ofloxacin [Floxin brand] 氟嗪酸
Oxacillin [Bactocill brand] 新青霉素Ⅱ号
Oxytetracycline [Terramycin brand] 土霉素
Penicillin, PEN 青霉素
Sulfamethoxazole & Trimethoprim, SMZ-TMP 
[Bactrim Septra brand] 复方黄
SMP-TMZ [Bactrim, Septra brand] 复方新诺明
SMZ-CO 百炎净
Streptomycin 链霉素
Tetracycline [Sumycin] 四环霉素

 

Antihistamines (Allergies)

Cetrizine (Zyrtec brand) 二盐酸西替利嗪
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl brand) 苯海拉明
Loratadine (Claritin brand) 氯雷他顶
Astemizole [Hismanal brand] 息斯敏

 

Antihypertensive
(High Blood Pressure)

Amlodipine [Norvasc brand] 阿罗地平
Captopril [Capoten brand] 开扑通
Enalapril [Vasotec brand] 依那普利
Reserpine [Raudixin, Serpalan, Serpasil brand] 利血平

 

Antiseizure
(Epilepsy)

Carbamazepine, CBZ [Tegretol brand] 卡马西平
Phenobarbital Injection [Luminal brand] 鲁米那
Phenytoin Sodium [Dilantin brand] 苯灵黄钠

 

Antivirals
(Viral Infections)

Acyclovir [Zovirax brand] (Cold Sores) 阿昔洛韦
Penciclovir (Cold Sores) 阿昔洛韦

Ribavirin, tribavirin 病毒唑
 

Antiworm

Albendazole [Albenza brand] 阿苯达唑
Mebendazole, MBZ 甲苯咪唑

Asthma

Albuterol [Ventolin brand) 沙丁胺醇
Aminophylline [Phyllocontin / Truphylline brand] 氨茶碱
Ipratropium bromide [Atrovent brand] 异丙托品

 

Cardiac
(Heart Issues)

Adrenaline 肾上腺素
Atropine 阿托品
Digoxin [Lanoxin brand] 地高率
Dobutamine 多巴酚丁唑
Dopamine, DA 多巴胺
Noradrenaline ,NE 去甲肾上腺素

 

Diabetes

Insulin 胰岛素
 

Diuretic
(fluid retention)

Furosemide [Lasix brand] 速尿
Spironlactone [Aldactone brand] 氨体镁通

 

Nutritional Supplements

Multivitamins 综合维生素
Nature’s Bounty Multivitamin 自然之宝多种维生素
Multivitamins for over 50s (Centrum) 善存
Calcium Gluconate (calcium deficiencies) 葡萄糖酸钙
Zinc 锌
Potassium 钾 离子
Magnesium 镁
Protein Powder (muscle building) 蛋白粉
Casein Protein Powder 酪蛋白粉
Whey Protein Powder 乳清蛋白粉
Hemp Protein Powder 大麻蛋白粉
Protein Bar (muscle building) 蛋白棒
Creatine (performance enhancer) 肌 酸
L-Theanine (stress relief & focus) 茶氨酸
Omega-3 Fish Oil (heart health) Omega-3 鱼油
Vitamin B12, B-Complex (mosquito repellent) 维生素B12
Vitamin C 维生素C
Glucosamine (healthy joints)
氨基葡萄糖
Probiotics (gut health) 益 生 素
 

Steroids

Beclomethasone [Beconase/ Vanceril](asthma) 倍氯米松 (伯克纳)
Budesonide [Pulmocort brand] (asthma) 布地奈德 (普米克)
Cortisol 氢化可的松
Deramethasone (anti-inflammatory) 地赛米松
Fluticasone [Flixonase brand] (hayfever nasal spray)  氟替卡松
Prednisone [Rayos/ Sterapred  brand](anti-inflammatory) 强的松

 

Symptomatic (General Symptom Treatment)

Acetaminophen, Paracetamol [Tylenol brand](pain relief) 泰诺林
Aspirin (blood thinner / pain relief) 阿斯匹林
Chloral Hydrate [Somnote brand] 水合氯醛
Ephedrine 麻黄素
Guaifenesin (decongestant) 愈创木酚
Ibuprofen [Advil brand] (anti-inflammatory / pain relief) 布洛芬
Fenbid, Chinese Ibuprofen  芬必得
Indomethacin (anti-inflammatory) 消炎痛
Lidocaine (topical anesthetic / pain relief) 利多卡因
Omeprazole [Losec / Prilosec brand] (GERD Acid Reflux) 洛赛克
Meclizine (motion sickness / vertigo) 美克洛嗪
Oral Rehydrating Solution, ORS (dehydration) 口服补液盐
Promethazine [Phenergan brand] (allergy symptoms) 非那根
Pseudoephedrine (decongestant) 伪麻黄碱
Paracetamol & Amantadine Hydrochloride
(Cold Symptoms Relief) 复方氨酚烷胺胶囊
Levofloxacin [Levaquin brand] (Conjunctivitis) 左氧氟沙星滴眼液
Loperamide [Imodium] (diarrhea) 洛哌丁胺口服液
Eye Drops (general term) 眼药水

 

Topical Steroids

Hydrocortisone 1/2% 氢化可的松
 

Topicals
(Skin Issues)

Anesthetics (general term) 麻醉药
General Antifungal 抗真菌药
Emla, lidocaine & prilocaine   恩纳
Terbinafine [Lamisil brand] 兰美抒片剂
Steroid 激素
Cream (Burns) 烧烫伤膏
Ethacridine lactate [Rivanol] (Antiseptic cream) 利凡诺创伤膏
Topical ointment (general term) 软膏
Topical ointment, Pain Relief (general term) 复方片仔癀软膏

 

Antifungals

Clotrimazole [Canesten brand] 克霉唑
Diflucan / Fluconazole 大扶康 (氟康唑)
Ketonconazole 酮康唑 (里素苏 – Nizoral)
Miconazole [Monistat brand] 咪康唑

 

Women's Health

Levonorgestrel [Plan B brand] 左炔诺孕酮胶囊 
Desogestrel [Marvelon 21 brand] (Contraception) 妈富隆
Invisible Condom (Vaginal Spray) 隐形避孕套
RhoGAM, Rh-immune globulin (pregnancy related) 免疫球蛋白Terbutaline (delay premature labour) 搏利康尼
Folic Acid 叶酸
Prenatal Vitamins 产前维生素

 

Miscellaneous

Glucose, Dextrose (hypoglycemic) 葡萄糖
Potassium Chloride, KCL (hyperkalemia) 氯化钾
Magnesium Sulfate, Epsom Salt (muscle soreness) 硫酸镁
Mannitol, Systemic [Osmitrol, Resectisol brand] 甘露醇
Sodium Citrate (reduce urine acidity) 枸络酸纳
Valium (antidepressant) 安定
Yeast 酵母片

Mosquito Repellent 驱蚊剂
Durex Condoms 杜蕾斯保险套

 


Remember! These are only translations of medications and you should always check with a health care professional before taking them. 
For medical emergencies in China call 120 for the ambulance service but if you have difficulties with communication you can always try the 110 police line that often has more English speaking staff.

Check out some of our youtube videos below on medical care in China.