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Brand Name Blue Oval
Yes: In general that is a correct statement. ...Read more
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
Generic bromfenac eye drop vs brand name bromday. Why the generic is twice a day where the brand name once a day dosage.Is there strength differences?
Similar: Both Bromday and generic bromfenac are 0.09% solutions. Bromday is a different formulation which was approved by the fda for control of inflammation post-operatively after cataract surgery using it once a day. Generic bromfenac was approved for twice a day use. The generic form was never studied at once a day dosage, but i think it is as effective as bromday, using both once a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The fda allows for a 5% variance in brand name medications but a larger variance in generic "equivalents." synthroid and levothyroxine are not considered equivalents and thus not interchangeable. Therefore, stick with one; if you have started on synthroid stay with it, if you have started on levothyroxine stay with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was used minioxidil topical solution usp5% brand name retro. Now i changed brand mintop forte cos retro not available. Change brand affects my hair?
How accurate are digital touchless thermometers that "scan" the forehead? Does generic store brand differ from name brand?
Very accurate: These thermometers are being used more and more by hospitals ...Read more
Yep: This should be fine. Save yourself some money here. ...Read more
I giv my baby 2 scoops of generic enfamil infant mixed with1 scoop of name brand enfamil AR . generic scoop looks bigger than than the other, this ok?
Scoop size: The scoops may appear to be of different dimension to your eyes. Why don't you look to see if there is a label impressed into the scoop such as 1 tsp or 1 tbsp. Check the side of the cans of formula. It may be the case that they manufactured it such that they want you to use 2 scoops of the generic formula to reconstitute the liquid formula. They will give the instructions on the side of the can. ...Read more
Cost: To meet fda rules, all active ingredients in generic medications must be identical to active ingredients in brand-name meds. Generics, however, may use different 'inactive' ingredients: different dyes, binding agents, etc. Since the inactive ingredients 'do nothing, ' the meds are equivalent.The only difference, in theory, is some patients may be allergic to some inactive ingredients & not others. ...Read more
Should be fine: Once breastfeeding is well established and your baby has regained its birthweight, it is ok to introduce a daily bottle, especially if you need to return to work. It is good to do this between 2-3 weeks of age. If you have a flexible baby, they will adapt to different nipples. If not, you might find that it is best to stay with one kind. ...Read more
So 1 faint blue line an 1 blue line means the same as 2 lines on ovulation test what do 2 blue lines mean?
Read instructions: I suspect it means you ovulated. You should read the box or the pamphlet. The explanation will be there. ...Read more
Yes and no: The brands do the research and stay ahead of the market with improvements.The store brands are often simple knockoffs mostly made by one source but relabeled to meet the stores request.These often get their component from the lowest bidder,but all comply with the minimum requirements of the FDA.You end up paying to support research & advertising.Your kid may or may not have a better outcome ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multivitamins: It is controversial whether vitamins should be taken at all. Recent studies show that taking multivitamins does not protect you from heart disease or cancer. If you eat well you don't need vitamin supplements. If you do not eat well or are a pregnant woman you might need specific supplements. Blood levels are the same whether brand name or generic. So it makes no difference. ...Read more
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