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Are generic drugs the same as name brand drugs?

~15%: To be approved by the fda, generic drug manufacturers only need to demonstrate that their product is between 85% and 115% effective as the brand name product. For most patients and physicians, this isn't a problem. ...Read more

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Is generic levoxyll the same as name brand? Can you have different reactions?

Is generic levoxyll the same as name brand? Can you have different reactions?

No: Although the active ingredient of Levoxyl (thyroxine) is the same as brand synthroid many patients have different reactions with the generic thyroid medications due to different binding components for the tablets. Thyroid medication is protein bound in the body and this is the reason for the difference. ...Read more

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Can generic drugs cause side effects whereas the brand name would not?

Can generic drugs cause side effects whereas the brand name would not?

Generics: This is a good question and generally no, but, if the generic maker uses an additive not present in the brand, it can potentially cause a side effect that the branded medicine did not. For example, flavoring for the medicine or the slow release mechanism can change from one drug maker to another. ...Read more

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Is generic seizure meds as effective as brand names?

Is generic seizure meds as effective as brand names?

Bioequivalent: Different versions of drugs also often differ in size, shape, color and the writing on them, but they work very similar in most cases. You can talk to your prescribing physician if you are concerned about switching between different versions of a drugs. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is the generic brand of darvocet n-100 equal to brand name?

Is the generic brand of darvocet n-100 equal to brand name?

Yes: All generics are equivalent to their brand name counterparts. The active chemical is exactly the same. Some people may react to some additives or fillers used in manufacturing the medicines - brand name or generic, but the medicine itself, it's efficacy, and safety are no different. Provided you get a legitimate medicine that has been authorized by the fda. ...Read more

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Are there any generic equivalents to the drug requip (ropinirole)?

Yes: Requip is a branded version of the drug ropinirole, which is available in generic. The once-a-day extended release version (Requip xl) is only available in a branded version. ...Read more

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Are there any other over-the-counter drugs which contain the same ingredients as oxybutynin?

Are there any other over-the-counter drugs which contain the same ingredients as oxybutynin?

"Oxybutinin": Oxybutinin is solely a "by prescription" only medication and cannot be acquired "over-the-counter.". ...Read more