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Is there a good generic alternative to vivelle-dot?

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In brief: Yes

Generic versions of medications are usually fine, but they are not identical.
The fda allows for a modest degree of difference in "bioequivalence". Essentially, a generic medication is allowed to be sold if it is between 80% - 125% of the brand name medication. Most generic medications are fine for most people, but there is always some percentage of patients for whom they are different.

In brief: Yes

Generic versions of medications are usually fine, but they are not identical.
The fda allows for a modest degree of difference in "bioequivalence". Essentially, a generic medication is allowed to be sold if it is between 80% - 125% of the brand name medication. Most generic medications are fine for most people, but there is always some percentage of patients for whom they are different.
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