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Are Generic Drugs The Same As Name Brand Drugs
Giovanni Morgagni?: Giovanni morgagni is generally considered the father of anatomical pathology -- and may have been first to name the blood vessels around the heart, "coronary." they sit like a "crown" (latin: "coronarius") upon the heart. Morgagni also described "hardening" of these arteries. Many others, of course, have also contributed to the development of these ideas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been prescribed Dymista, an expensive brand name allergy nasal spray drug. Is there a cheaper, generic alternative that does the same thing?
Individual drugs: It's fluticasone propionate and azelastine combo. First is OTC now, second needs Rx, but cheap; call doc for a script. I know other docs have their patients mix them (or other steroid nose sprays) together in same bottle, but that's totally off label - and I have no idea if they are compatible, so I personally do not recommend it. Just use one, then use the other. ...Read more
I'm currently taking buproprian (generic for wellbeautrin) is there a big difference between brand name mental health drugs and generic?
In some, yes: By law in the us, all generics are supposed to contain equivalent amounts of active ingredient -- but they sometimes don't. There have been problems with generic bupropion, in some cases. Also different companies use different fillers and dyes in their products -- which can result in differing effects in patients also. Please talk with your doctor & the pharmacist who dispenses your medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many years does a generic drug company typically have to wait before they can make a generic version of a new brand name drug?
7-10 years : You can double check by looking up patent laws. ...Read more
Please be specific: exactly which drug/drugs do you need this info for? ...Read more
Generic: Generally the drugs are the same. However, the formulation of the brand name is purer and in some drugs does make a difference ...Read more
Pharmacology question - which drugs tend to have generics that may not be equal to the brand name drugs?
Some not all: Those drugs that have a very small difference between effectiveness and toxicity (narrow therapeutic window) are often the target of generic versus brand. Some drugs that fall into this category include warfarin, digoxin, and Phenytoin (extended release capsules). This "window" pertains to oral drugs not usually to injectables. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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