Resource With Trade Names and Synonyms!
I was looking online for the inactive ingredients in the topical anesthetic that my dentist used on my last visit. It turns out that the topical cream they use to numb the gums before they inject the novocaine was loaded with something that left me with a very painful ulcer on the inside of my mouth. The dentist said he’d call in a prescription for a compounded version, so I can bring that with me when I have dental work.
In the process of looking up the ingredients for the cream, though, I discovered a very useful site. It’s called chemindustry.com and it has a database of alternate names for chemicals!
To use this database, type the name of the chemical in the “search” box at the top of the page. Then click on “synonyms” at the bottom of the listing of the chemical. (I circled these two areas on the below screen shot).