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Generic are just as good as name brand. It is in the mind that makes one believe that generic is not as good as name brand.

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Is Generic Latisse as good as name brand Latisse?

Both the latisse and generic latisse are same according to their functions. Latisse eye drops contains Bimatoprost as the generic which help to regrow long eyelashes back.You can buy latisse online without prescription from only at $7.00 price.

Are generic prescription drugs equal to brand name drugs?

yes generic prescription drugs are equal to brand. Brand is patented by a company first.Their patent is good from 10-15 years. Once the patent runs out other companies make the same drug with same ingredients. It is copied and made cheaper. They are the same ingredients and do the same job. Although active ingredients are the same in both brand and generic, the binders or fillers as well as the dyes may differ. This is why some people may have a sensitivity to one and not the other. It is also important to note that the amount of drug which makes it into the bloodstream (bioavailability) can vary significantly for generic drugs; the bioavailability of generics is required to be within 20% of the branded drug, meaning it can be 20% lower to 20% higher. This can make a significant difference for drugs which are very dose-dependent. Also the amount of active ingredient in the generic only needs to be within 7% of the branded drug. All in all the generic might end up quite a bit less or more potent than the branded drug. I understand that some companies who patent brand will also later make the generic available as well. Brands and generic will have the same active ingredients however the binding ingredients may differ. It is good to keep in mind that although the ingredients and stated potencies may be the same for both brand and generic meds, other characteristics may cause them to differ in the body. The best example involves sustained-release products. Because different manufacturers may use different technologies to delay the absorption of the med, the actual levels in the body may vary from one company to another. Some medications with a narrow margin of safety may also have slightly different actions in the body. For this reason, some states have enacted "negative formularies" where certain drug clases cannot be interchanged. These include sustained-release products, hormonal meds, thyroid meds, and inhalers. Nearly all generic drugs are considered equivalent or equal to their brand name equivalent, meaning they achieve the same blood levels of the active ingredient(s) in your body and therefore the same therapeutic effect. Older doctors and patients may not believe this, as 50 years ago there were no stringent tests or regulations in place to guarantee the equivalence and safety of brand and generic drugs. The word "generic" simply means "no longer covered by patent", meaning that any company may make the drug as long as it passes the same stringent manufacturing tests and FDA equivalence tests. Generic drugs are NOT "weaker" copycats of the original. Approximately 50% or more of generic drugs are manufactured by "brand name" drug companies in the same types of facilities as the original brand name product. Many brand name drug companies own or operate their own "generic" drug companies, in order to maximize profits. Beware of any drug imported into the USA, as other countries do not necessarily have the same manufacturing standards, and fake drugs do exist and have been purchased unknowingly over the Internet. Brand and generic names may differ in other countries, so do your research carefully. Most pharmacists laugh (inside) at customers who insist on spending more money on expensive brand name drugs. However, there are probably rare customers (less than 2%) who may get slightly different effects from the products of different manufacturers, due to the presence of inactive ingredients (binders, dyes, fillers, etc.) and how their digestive system works. It is also wise to stick with a single manufacturer (either the original manufacturer or a single generic manufacturer) for certain "narrow therapeutic index" drugs, where even slight variances in blood levels may be critically important. These drugs include Coumadin (warfarin), Lanoxin (digoxin), and others. If you constantly switch brands or generics while taking such drugs, it is wise to have a doctor check your blood levels periodically, as FDA testing (even for brand name) allow for a small percentage variation in achieved blood levels (approximately 5 to 10%) of a drug.

What is good for abscess tooth pain?

Put some salt in warm water, then rinse your mouth with it. Once you have done so, place some myhrr on a cotton-tip and smear it all over the abcess. You could also try going to the doctor and asking for antibiotics and painkillers; they will probably give you the first one and tell you to take a generic painkiller available without prescription.

Is there a generic equivalent to Keppra?

Yes....levetiracetam. Check out for more information on this medication. Good luck!

When will generic cialis be available?

looks like the ED meds have good patent coverage through 2020

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Is generic propecia as good as name brand propecia?

There is no difference between generic propecia and brand propecia. They have the same composition of the active ingredient. You can say brand propecia product for USA with brand. Generic version of the product for the whole world without the brand. The Generic version costs $ 0.60. Check rx2040 com. The benefit is obvious

Is generic Vicodin as good as brand Vicodin?

ya there pretty much the same exact thing no they are definitely NOT the same thing - the brand works for me but not the generic

Does generic Oxycontin work as well as the name brand?

It depends on which company makes the generic, but for the most part the answer is no. The only generic OC that is just as good as the brand is made by Watson Pharmaceuticals. The reason they're just as good is because Purdue actually manufactures them for Watson, and the only difference is that they say ABG instead of OC on the pill. FYI, Teva brand Oxycontin is absolutely the worst generic and is at best 60% the strength of the brand.

How does the label of generic drug compare to the brand name drug?

Depending on the type of medication, a generic brand may prove to be just as good as the name brand. But, however, the generic may not work as well. The label of a generic brand is usually, also, about $1.oo cheaper than that of a name brand. Sometimes spending more money helps medical issues than going the 'less-spent' route.

Why did the pharmacy give me generic adderall?

Generic ADHD Medication is cheaper on your pocket. It is the same medication regardless of generic or not.

Is rosette a good flute brand?

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Is generic viagra as good as real viagra?

Generic Viagra and Real Viagara have the same ingredients, same effects, both reliable and safe and both fight impotence. The only difference is the brand name. Generic Viagra is much cheaper than brand Viagra.

What's the best generic camcorder power supply brand?

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What is Wellbutrin bupropion actavis?

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Is A Generic Elliptical As Good As A Brand Name Machine?

A home elliptical is often the best way to get in shape and stay active. Consumers often wonder if a generic machine is as good as the brand name ones available on the market. Many of the brand name models offer features such as digital displays and adjustable controls. Most generic models also offer these features, and many function just as well. However, many generic models offer basic features that are suitable for a simple to use machine.

Buying Generic Spices over Brand Named Spices?

Generic spices can be just as good as brand name spices. For one, it is kind of hard to �fake� a spice since it originates from an organic material. And two, salt is salt, pepper is pepper etc. When buying a spice with a brand name, one is mostly paying for the markup because of the brand name and not its contents.

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