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Is Store Brand Formula Just As Good As Name Brands
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
Yep: This should be fine. Save yourself some money here. ...Read more
Yes: In general that is a correct statement. ...Read more
Are store brand contact lens solution harmful compared to the well known brands such as bausch and lomb.
Store brand: Store brand contact lens solutions are just not as good at removing debris and protein from the contact lenses. I have seen more people develope red eyes and contact lenses intolerance while using store brand solution. These solutions will not permanently damage you eyes but are just not as good as bran name solutions. I prefer a solution called revitalens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I'm switching from brand name to generic birthcontrol. I take it responsibly. Is there a difference between brand and generic? Will there be a change?
Not likely : If you are changing to the generic version of the exact same brand name then there no chemical difference at all. The only difference is the cost and the packaging ...Read more
That depends: Best to have multiple millions (to billions) of cultures. Best to be in slow release form (so it isn't all killed in the stomach). Best to have multiple strains. Unfortunately - cheaper probiotics often don't have these features. The higher quality probiotics are more expensive. ...Read more
Are store brand otc products the same as name brand? The inactive ingredients are not the same, but Im sure that has an effect on some, correct?
Yes: Inactive ingredients, though they don't contribute to the active ingredients effects, can cause allergic reactions, GI upset and other problems. Milk sugar (lactose) is often used as well as soybeans (not necessarily in tablets but possibly in topical or oral liquids. With the large number of people allergic to nuts, milk, etc make sure to read the inactive ingredients very carefully Good Luck ...Read more
Hi,: sometime in some patient brand name medication works better and stabilize the TSH better than generic. But most of the time I do not see any difference. we utilize TSH level - thyroid stimulating hormone to adjust the dosage and treat hypothyroidism properly and adequately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ProtaNDiM?: I find nothing on Protamin, but Protandim is a supplement that is being sold as such, in a MLM scheme. There's a lot at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protandim, https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/brief-update-protandim/ and http://tonyc.com/protandim/ that would make me hesitate before buying. The ingredients are fine, but the science is lacking, and marketing tactics suspect. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is Colace (docusate sodium) just as beneficial as drinking Optifiber in water? The brand of mix I use is made by Xymogen highly recommended but it is expensive.
Colace (docusate sodium) vs fiber: Fiber is superior to any ducosate product for colon health and regularity. Aim to eat 5 or more servings of fruit and veg per day. Add high fiber oatmeal. Add bran. If this seems too much, start with high fiber oatmeal daily, one apple or pear daily, two dried prunes or apricots daily, plus Optifiber. Drink 48 oz of fluid daily as minimum. Walk daily. ...Read more
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