1)    Product name, dosage form and strength shall be entered.

(e.g. X Brand Paracetamol Tablet 500mg) 

2)    Product name is defined as a name given to a product which may be either a proprietary name (an invented name); or a generic name (common name) or scientific name, together with a trade mark or the name of the manufacturer.

3)    Product name shall not imply the following:

a.      Tricky, confusive and against the law;

b.      Scandalous and offensive;

c.      Prejudicial;

d.      Notorious.

4)    Any product name which is the same or similar either in writing/ pronunciation, with the product name of an adulterated product or a product that has been revoked due to safety concerns is prohibited.

5)    The invented name shall not be liable to confusion with the common name.

6)    The generic name means the international non-proprietary name recommended by WHO (rINN), or if one does not exist, the usual approved name.

7)    The product name shall be shown on the product labelling i.e. immediate label, outer unit carton, package insert and consumer medication information leaflet.

8)    Dosage form and strength of product would need to be entered as part of product name to allow for multiple dosage forms (e.g. tablet, capsule) and strengths (e.g. 200mg and 400mg) for any particular named (proprietary or generic) product.

9)    If a product name is found similar to another registered product or any other name which deemed inappropriate by the Authority, NPRA reserves the rights to request for the change of the product name. 

10) The generic name cannot be used alone as product name but in combination with another name other than generic name.



 How to Access Product Name in QUEST System ?


To access the Quest 3+ system, user need to use the URL as below:


Figure 1 as the above will appear and the user will need to enter the following information:

1. User Name: User ID

2. Password: Enter Password.

3. Click Login


After successful log in, Submission form can be access here : Product Registration >> New Application Form >> Choose Product Category >> Product Validation >> Product Name

Fill in this Fields and click 'Save & Next' button : 

   1.1 Brand Name

   1.2 Generic Name

   1.3 Full Product Name 






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