A 34-year-old member asked:
Which is more potent sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) or the generic of carbidopa/levodopa?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Neither: Generic drugs are held to standards where the manufacturer must prove "bioequivalence" to the branded drug. The molecules must be structurally the same, and the same standard of quality and purity must be met. The pills and the packaging themselves may look different, but the active ingredient is the same. It can be thought of as the difference between clorox bleach and safeway brand bleach.
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