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Zithromax Vs Generic
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more
?better: I would have to ask "better for what purpose"? ...Read more
About same, but...: Both are very safe; t frequency of serious adverse reactions is probably about the same. However, nitrofurantoin is less likely to make your body's bacteria resistant to antibiotics, making it harder to treat future infections. Assuming you're being treated for a urinary infection, nitrofurantoin is preferred if active against the bacteria causing it. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is best? Verapamil hydrochloride extended-release lescol XL zocor (simuastatin), augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR or cefpodoxime?
Apples to Oranges: Irrelevant.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doxycycline: Same active drug, different salt.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: As much as $10-$100 per 30day supply. ...Read more
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
No right answer: That is not how it works. Tolerability of medications is a personal issue not a community wide issue. Tolerability depends on you not on how other's experience these medications. ...Read more
I'm currently taking buproprian (generic for wellbeautrin) is there a big difference between brand name mental health drugs and generic?
In some, yes: By law in the us, all generics are supposed to contain equivalent amounts of active ingredient -- but they sometimes don't. There have been problems with generic bupropion, in some cases. Also different companies use different fillers and dyes in their products -- which can result in differing effects in patients also. Please talk with your doctor & the pharmacist who dispenses your medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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