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Is there a generic drug equivalent for Fosamax or actonel (risedronate)?

Is there a generic drug equivalent for Fosamax or actonel (risedronate)?

Yes & no: Fosamax is off patent - the generic is alendronate. Generics are absolutely as effective as the brand name. Actonel (risedronate) is still on patent. No generic form exists yet. ...Read more

Dr. Jacob Udell
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Raloxifene (Definition)

The medication is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (serm). The medication is used in menopausal patients to address the issue of osteoporosis or brittle bones. It also is used for invasive ...Read more


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Is ibandronate oral tablet a generic medication?

Is ibandronate oral tablet a generic medication?

Yes: Ibandronate is the generic name for the United States brand name medication called Boniva (ibandronate). This medication is used for the treatment of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Generic brand for amoxicillin?

Generic brand for amoxicillin?

Amoxicillin : Amoxicillin is the generic name. Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the brand name. ...Read more

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What is the generic drug for premarin (conjugated estrogens)?

What is the generic drug for premarin (conjugated estrogens)?

Conjugated estrogens: Premarine is conjugated estrogens. I found the following list on a medical site: estrin, longaplex, livomarin, estrogenon, menosedan, repogen, belestar, biostrogen, estroplus, prem, ces, conpremin, climatrol e, oestrofeminal, estrarona, menostat, climopax mono, espauz, equin, cenestin, dagynil, enjuvia. ...Read more

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Is valsartan (generic form of diovan) available?

Is valsartan (generic form of diovan) available?

Not quite yet: The patents for valsartan and valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide are scheduled to expire in september 2012. Some company will certainly release a generic product quickly, but when it happens is up to the market and manufacturer. ...Read more

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Is taking pamelor nortriptyline (generic name) 10 mg at bedtime effective?

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Is taking pamelor nortriptyline (generic name) 10 mg at bedtime effective?

Pamelor (nortriptyline): At that low dose, not effective for depression, although other conditions ncan be helped, such as neurogenic pain and sleep. ...Read more

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Is generic levothyroxin as effective as brand name Synthroid (thyroxine) for treating hypothyroidism?

Is generic levothyroxin as effective as brand name Synthroid (thyroxine) for treating hypothyroidism?

NO!: You only want to use brand name T4 replacement. There are several brand names available, but don't switch back and forth from one to another as even subtle differences in potency can cause big changes in your thyroid level. Don't take generics, as they're cheap but unreliable. ...Read more

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Can evista (raloxifene) cure osteoporosis?

Can evista (raloxifene) cure osteoporosis?

There is no : Permanent cure for osteoporosis, Raloxifene (evista) mimics estrogen's beneficial effects on bone density in postmenopausal women, without some of the risks associated with estrogen. Taking this drug may also reduce the risk of some types of breast cancer. Hot flashes are a common side effect. Raloxifene also may increase your risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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Which is better: actonel (risedronate) vs fosamax?

Which is better: actonel (risedronate) vs fosamax?

No difference: There is no such thing as "best" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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Is generic seizure meds as effective as brand names?

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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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Please describe the medication: evista (raloxifene)?

Please describe the medication: evista (raloxifene)?

Women's health: E vista (raloxifene) is a selective estrogen receptor modulator used for osteoporosis and breast cancer prevention. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/raloxifene. ...Read more

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Simvastatin( generic zocor) or the generic for lipitor, (atorvastatin) what is the difference?

Simvastatin( generic zocor) or the generic for lipitor, (atorvastatin) what is the difference?

Very similar: Atorvastatin (lipitor) is a little more potent, milligram for milligram than Simvastatin (zocor). Both have good outcome data. Both are safe. But either can cause muscle aches (in up to 10% of people) which is dependent on the dose. If muscle aches occur, a lower dose should be tried. ...Read more

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Is there a generic therapeutic substitution for estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Is there a generic therapeutic substitution for estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Yes: Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is no longer available. Some pharmacies carry a combination drug that is the generic equivalent. It is called ethinyl estradiol/methyl-testosterone (ee-mt). ...Read more

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Simvastatin (generic zocor) or the generic for lipitor (atorvastatin)? What is the difference?

Simvastatin (generic zocor) or the generic for lipitor (atorvastatin)? What is the difference?

Statins: The milligram for milligram potency of Lipitor (atorvastatin) is higher than that for simvastatin. There is some difference in the incidence of side effects but clinically these are not seen very often. Since Lipitor (atorvastatin) became generic it has become more popular. Rosuvastatin(crestor) not generic so expensive has become very popular tho' why given its cost/pill relative to the others is debatable. ...Read more

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Is evista (raloxifene) a biphosphinate?

Thanks for asking!: Evista (raloxifene.Hcl) is not a bisphosphonate. It belongs to a class of drugs called selective estrogen receptor modulators (serms) with a different drug action as compared to bisphosphonates. ...Read more

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Evista (Definition)

Evista is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more