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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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Chemically speaking, are illegal drugs different from prescription drugs?

Chemically speaking, are illegal drugs different from prescription drugs?

If by illegal: you mean "bootleg" drugs manufactured illegally (e.g., methamphetamine), the difference is a prescription drug is made under govt regulation to insure purity and quality. Illegal drugs have no quality control, may contain toxins, are probably of poor quality and purity, and may not be the drug claimed by the dealer. Using them is a roll of the dice with your life. ...Read more

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Are there any generic equivalents to the drug requip (ropinirole)?

Yes: Requip is a branded version of the drug ropinirole, which is available in generic. The once-a-day extended release version (Requip xl) is only available in a branded version. ...Read more

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Are over-the-counter drugs safe?

OTC medications: All medications have potential side effects regardless if over - the - counter or by prescription. ...Read more

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Do pharma companies make more money selling generic or trade name cancer drug?

Do pharma companies make more money selling generic or trade name cancer drug?

Trade name: Trade name drugs are sold under a monopoly so the drug companies can recoup their investment in researching and developing a drug. Generic drugs are sold by competing companies once the original patent expires. The competition drives down prices and limits profits. ...Read more

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Are there coupons for drugs like viagra (sildenafil)?

Are there coupons for drugs like viagra (sildenafil)?

Rarely: These drugs are controlled by the manufacturer and unless they want coupons made, you will not find coupons anywhere. Typically, they do not make coupons for these types of drugs for the public but they do give coupons and/or vouchers for free pills or 30% off the price for your physician to hand out to patients. ...Read more

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Why do many prescription drugs list depression as an effect?

Why do many prescription drugs list depression as an effect?

Quite common: Many drugs have the side effect of causing or worsening depression. Even antidepressants can worsen depression or cause fatigue etc. Sadly, this is seen as a tolerable side effect by many drug companies. I usually recommend trying the "baby" dose of any medication that a physician prescribes with the exception of antibiotics. Especially for those who are medication sensitive. ...Read more

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What drugs are classified as anabolic supplements (legal and illegal)?

What drugs are classified as anabolic supplements (legal and illegal)?

Testosterone like. : Testosterone, or drugs that work like testosterone are considered anabolic steroids. Lists of these as well as their use, effects, side effects, etc. Can easily be found on line, by searching : anabolic steroids. ...Read more

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Are desoxyns (methamphetamine) side effects same as other ADHD meds?

Are desoxyns (methamphetamine) side effects same as other ADHD meds?

No: There are several add meds and the crossover with Desoxyn (methamphetamine) is limited. This drug was for weight loss and has no place for add. ...Read more

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Which drug is most dangerous? Anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, or club (designer) drugs?

Which drug is most dangerous? Anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, or club (designer) drugs?

Tough 2 decide!: What an interesting question! Hard to say, steroids cause shrunken testicles, enlarged prostate, breast development, erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count, severe acne, high blood pressure and strokes. Hallucinogens like LSD cause psychosis, flashbacks, schizophrenia, depression. Club drugs could be a lot of things, sudden death from arrhythmia is reported with several. All are dangerous! ...Read more

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Do all pharmacies sell CNS stimulant drugs like armodafinil and modafinil?

Do all pharmacies sell CNS stimulant drugs like armodafinil and modafinil?

Yes and no: There are no regulations that a pharmacy must carry "all drugs". Depending on the area the pharmacy services these types of drugs may not be in demand and so they don't carry them. ...Read more

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Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

Is the federal drug administration fda guilty of neglect for all these antiinglammatory drugs?

All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, i would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more

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Can generic drugs cause side effects whereas the brand name would not?

Can generic drugs cause side effects whereas the brand name would not?

Generics: This is a good question and generally no, but, if the generic maker uses an additive not present in the brand, it can potentially cause a side effect that the branded medicine did not. For example, flavoring for the medicine or the slow release mechanism can change from one drug maker to another. ...Read more

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What are some adverse effects from prescription drug abuse?

What are some adverse effects from prescription drug abuse?

Mortality : A recent cdc report shows prescription opiate abuse as the number one cause of death in us in adolescents and young adults. Other than death, dependency leads to drug seeking, theft, poor nutrition, sleep disruption, poor academics, loss of work, legal problems, dui, loss of family and friends. Couldn't find a worse thing to do. ...Read more