Should Insulin Be Capitalized

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Biodel Primed To Capitalize On Next Generation Treatments In The $10b Diabetes Market

Glucose is one of the most important chemical structures because it is essential in providing the body with energy. It is integral in the chemical process called aerobic respiration, which generates a usable form of energy. Glycolysis is the beginning of this process, which oxidizes glucose to form CO2, H20, and adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is a chemical structure that stores energy and transfers it throughout the body. When our bodies have trouble regulating the uptake of glucose into the blood stream, not enough energy is created and distributed to important organs, especially the brain. Since glucose is a necessary chemical in our bodies, problems with the uptake of this chemical can cause major issues. Diabetes is a disease that causes the body to have problems regulating the uptake of glucose in the bloodstream. The uptake of glucose through the blood stream is controlled by a balance between glucose and a peptide hormone released by the pancreas called insulin. The amount of glucose in the blood stream is important because too much glucose can lead to hyperglycemia, but too little can lead to hypoglycemia. Hyperglycemia can lead to blindness, loss of kidney function, and Continue reading >>

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  1. rudreshs1

    Hi everyone there in this forum. I am very happy about this forum. We can interact and solve so many drug-related issues like formatting, sound-alikes, etc.
    I am very confused about the initial capitalization of the drug "Regular Insulin." Is it Regular Insulin? OR regular insulin? OR Regular insulin.
    Also, if doc dictates Toprol Extended Release Tablets, do we need to transcribe Toprol extended release tablets or Toprol Extended Release Tablets. Product website - www.toprol-xl.com show this drug with initial caps.

  2. MarthaRuthyLu

    Hi, I'm new, too, as of this week.
    Re "Regular Insulin" whether to cap both words. In my QUICK LOOK program, found all antidiabetic agents under one heading: Insulin Preparations. Regular Insulin was not listed, but Regular Iletin® II was (as distinguished from NPH Iletin® II]). But context is everything. If the doc really said "regular insulin," I wouldn't cap either word starting a sentence, duh. Or shehe could've named the specific drug but it came on tape as "insulin" instead of "Iletin." If still doubting, and your person dd(shehe)is amenable to questions, I would ask.
    Of the times I didn't ask when in doubt, 95% of the time I wish I had. My word to the wise with hopes it will suffice.
    As to Toprol, the exact name is Toprol-XL® [US/Can]. But the doc would probably just cap the Toprol; i.e. Toprol extended-release tablets. Otherwise, he/she would have dictated [i]"Toprol-XL tablets."[[i]
    By now you've probably received ten replies, 'specially if you're on the east coast. So, please pardon the redundance.
    Til next time, I am
    "aging Ruth"

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