A 42-year-old member asked:
Switched from desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) to generic apri. are there any differences?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Yes: Generic versions of medications are usually fine, but they are not identical. The fda allows for a modest degree of difference in "bioequivalence". Essentially, a generic medication is allowed to be sold if it is between 80% - 125% of the brand name medication. Most generic medications are fine for most people, but there is always some percentage of patients for whom they are different.
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Last updated Sep 21, 2013
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