Protocol: Foreign medications and brand names
Thread poster: Richard Huddleson

Richard Huddleson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Spanish to English
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Jan 22, 2015

I am dealing with a medical text and I am not sure if I am tackling it properly. I've never really dealt with these texts, but wanted to give it a try.

Several medications are named in the source text, which have different names in the UK/Éire. I am unsure whether I should translate them directly / find the corresponding UK/Irish bran - or if I should leave the original brand name and put the approximate in brackets.

E.g. (ES -> EN)

NORVECTAN (Ibuprofen)


Thanks for your advice on this!


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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 07:46
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
Don't translate brand names Jan 22, 2015

Keep the brand name and translate the INN in brackets.

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Eva Ba
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:46
English to Slovak
Keep the Brand name Jan 22, 2015

You are translator, therefore you have to translate written text and to keep the original name of the brand.

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Richard Huddleson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Spanish to English
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Big thank you! Feb 5, 2015

Go raibh míle maith agaibh - Thank you both for the comments, it's helped me get the job done

Have a lovely week


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