RIV

English translation: (film) coated

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Italian term or phrase:RIV
English translation:(film) coated
Entered by: Joseph Tein

08:24 Dec 3, 2010
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / Medication Orders
Italian term or phrase: RIV
This abbreviation appears in the description of a medication prescribed for a patient being discharged from hospital after coronary angiography and stent implantation:

Principio Attivo: METFORMINA CLORIDRATO ... Nome Farmaco: GLUCOPHAGE 30CPR *RIV* 500 mg.

I imagine it's something about the form or preparation of the drug, but I don't find anything that would fit for this. Another medication on this list says "DIV" which I've found is "divided", but I can't think of what RIV might be if it is not a typo.

What does this abbreviation stand for, and how do we say it in English?

Thank you, thank you....
Joseph Tein
United States
Local time: 01:58
(film) coated
Explanation:
riv.= rivestite
compresse rivestite = film coated tablets

http://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/1043/SPC/Glucophage...
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Mihaela Petrican
Italy
Local time: 10:58
Grading comment
Ciao, Mihaela, and thanks again. This is of course very logical ... once someone explains it.
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(film) coated


Explanation:
riv.= rivestite
compresse rivestite = film coated tablets

http://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/1043/SPC/Glucophage...

Mihaela Petrican
Italy
Local time: 10:58
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Native speaker of: Native in RomanianRomanian
PRO pts in category: 1142
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Ciao, Mihaela, and thanks again. This is of course very logical ... once someone explains it.

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