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Brand name version aminophylline?

Brand name version aminophylline?

Aminophylline: Norphyl, Phyllocontin. Truphylline, Mudrane (combined with antihistamines). ...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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What's the difference between brand name and generic vicodin?

What's the difference between brand name and generic vicodin?

Cost: To meet fda rules, all active ingredients in generic medications must be identical to active ingredients in brand-name meds. Generics, however, may use different 'inactive' ingredients: different dyes, binding agents, etc. Since the inactive ingredients 'do nothing, ' the meds are equivalent.The only difference, in theory, is some patients may be allergic to some inactive ingredients & not others. ...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 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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Is there a real difference between name brand vitamins/supplements vs. Cheaper ones?

Is there a real difference between name brand vitamins/supplements vs. Cheaper ones?

No difference: Except for the price. Compare the ingredients and check for urself. Stay active and eat healthy foods.Check out the link below about carpal tunnel syndrome. Best wishes! http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/natural-medicine/alternative/alternative-medicines-for-carpal-tunnel-syndrome.Htm. ...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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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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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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Who is responsible for naming coronary artery disease?

Who is responsible for naming coronary artery disease?

Giovanni Morgagni?: Giovanni morgagni is generally considered the father of anatomical pathology -- and may have been first to name the blood vessels around the heart, "coronary." they sit like a "crown" (latin: "coronarius") upon the heart. Morgagni also described "hardening" of these arteries. Many others, of course, have also contributed to the development of these ideas. ...Read more

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Should trade name or generic drugs be affordable for retirees and people on social security?

Believe they should: Price of most drugs, except fro some generics is far too high in the usa. Can often find brand name drugs in europe cheaper than generics in the us. Some drug companies offer trade name drugs at a discount to subjects who can not afford to pay the outrageous asking price. Please write to your senators & representative requesting their action to bring down prices of brand name drugs & fight lobbies. ...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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Is Zegerid available as a generic?

Is Zegerid available as a generic?

PPI: It depends on your plan. It is available OTC so most plans should cover generic version. ...Read more

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Is there a generic form of imatinib?

Is there a generic form of imatinib?

Not in the USA: Generic Gleevec (imatinib) is not fda approved and will not be until the patent on Gleevec (imatinib) expires in 2015. Natco an indian drug company also makes a generic version of Gleevec (imatinib) called veenat. ...Read more

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Is s5 a generic of simvasatin 20 mg?

Hamster: If you are referring to the new low cost simvaatatin generic, yes it is true that it's available. Good deal! ...Read more

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Why are generic statins so expensive?

Statins: Generic statins are much cheaper than branded statins. They are still more expensive than we'd like probably because they still sell despite the price. ...Read more

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Why is there no generic of insulin drug?

Why is there no generic of insulin drug?

Tough drug to make: Hi. Not yet, but soon. Lilly (who first made commercial insulin, and who makes Humalog) will soon come out with a generic glargine (currently trade name Lantus). Making insulin's very complex, and the fruitful application of molecular biology to medicine via cloning & bacterial or yeast expression. Goddess, I love insulin!!! ...Read more

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Is there a generic version of ortho-tricyclin?

Yes: Just ask your pharmacist, i never see name brand dispensed. ...Read more

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