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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?

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 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 there a difference in taking name brand Synthroid (thyroxine) & generic?

Is there a difference in taking name brand Synthroid (thyroxine) & generic?

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 more

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Will Avodart (dutasteride) as a brand named prescription have its patent extended as a brand name beyond that of the expected November 2015 date?

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Will Avodart (dutasteride) as a brand named prescription have its patent extended as a brand name beyond that of the expected November 2015 date?

Unlikely: Avodart (dutasteride) for treatment of enlarged symptomatic prostate as a brand name is allowed by FDA a certain period of EXCLUSIVITY,usually 17 yrs. After that expires other companies can market it as a generic drug ...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?

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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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?

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

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I'm having a hard time choosing the brand of multivitamins. Does off brand and brand matter?

I'm having a hard time choosing the brand of multivitamins. Does off brand and brand matter?

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

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Could a generic form of allergy(fexofenadine) be somehow different from the brand name drug?

Could a generic form of allergy(fexofenadine) be somehow different from the brand name drug?

Not if properly...: ...Manufactured. Ironically, of late the biggest manufacturing problems have been with brand-name companies, with several high-profile recalls. ...Read more

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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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If a brand of cosmetics is made in another country and sold in us, are the products identical?

If a brand of cosmetics is made in another country and sold in us, are the products identical?

Usually: Manufacturing of a specific cosmetic line outside the us is not uncommon, and typically are the same as the product sold outside the usa. ...Read more

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Wat is the scietific name of green pea?

Wat is  the  scietific name of  green pea?

Pisum sativum: The pea is the small round seed or the seed-pod of the plant called pisum sativum. They are quite nutritious, and tasty too. ...Read more

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What is the brand name of desmopressin in south Africa and is it prescription only or otc?

Desmopressin: Is rx only. I don't know if there's a brand name available, as the drug has been on the market so long it became available generically decades age. ...Read more

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Is it true that medicine sold on the counter in north america are different from the ones sold in central america or mexico?Example (malaria tablets)

Is it true that medicine sold on the counter in north america are different from the ones sold in central america or mexico?Example (malaria tablets)

Yes if it is same: Same medication , same dose will be same all over the world . We have very strict fda rules that maintain safety , purity , standardization , prevention of adulterated medication , some of the countries may not have those standards then it is your luck , getting real thing or fake. ...Read more