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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 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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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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What is levocetirizine dihydrochloride brand name?

What is levocetirizine dihydrochloride brand name?

Xyzal (levocetirizine): Levocetirizne is the active, l-isomer of cetirizine. When you take plain cetirizine, 50% is levocetirizine, so there is 5mg of levocetirizine in 10mg of cetirizine. In other words, you could just take cetirizine. ...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 generic formula as good as name brand formula?

Is generic formula as good as name brand formula?

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 more

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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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What is the difference between generic Lexapro (escitalopram) and brand name?

What is the difference between generic Lexapro (escitalopram) and brand name?

The price!: With very rare exceptions, the vast majority of generic drugs are every bit as good as the brand name. However, the brand name usually costs a whole lot more! the active medicine should be identical but there may be differences in the fillers and binders (most drugs have many ingredients besides the active medicine). Some people may tolerate one more than another due to these minor differences. ...Read more

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