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Doctor insights on: Are Generic Versions Of Duloxetine As Safe As The Brand Name Drug

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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 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 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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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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Is the generic of Synthroid (thyroxine) just as good? I've only taken the generic and it works. Would the nongeneric name brand work veven better?

Generic l-thyroxine: Is not as reliable or consistent as brand name replacement; it varies from brand to brand and i would not recommend it's use. Just because your lab is normal once per year (or as often as it's checked) doesn't mean it's consistently normal throughout the rest of the time, as it would be if you were receiving the brand name product. The extra money is well worth it. ...Read more

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Does the generic version of Zoloft (sertraline) work as well as the brand name for panic attacks? Differenent pharmacist have told me different things.

Does the generic version of Zoloft (sertraline) work as well as the brand name for panic attacks?  Differenent pharmacist have told me different things.

Yes for most people: For most people yes. The fda demands that generic drugs be 85% to 120% bioavailable compared to the brand name. Most people won't notice the difference and will be happy to pay less but occasional people will notice a 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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Does the generic blue 1 mg Purepac xanax (alprazolam) work as well as the brand?

Does the generic blue 1 mg Purepac xanax (alprazolam) work as well as the brand?

Unknown: Sometimes people experience differences between generic and non generic drugs and sometimes they do not. Try it and find out. Follow the script as you're supposed to, and report any differences to the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Ok so is there any difference in the generic version of Lexapro (escitalopram) form different suppliers? Milan or teva?

Not supposed to be: The generic medications have to prove equivalency or potency which is 95% of the brand name potency to be fda approved so there should not be a difference. ...Read more

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