Choosing, Generic Drugs over Brand Name Drugs
WHAT ARE GENERIC DRUGS?
Generic Drugs are bio-equivalent when compared to Brand Name Drugs in terms of safety, efficacy and reliability. Generic Drugs have same route of administration, ingredients, quality, purity, intended use and performance as Brand Name Drugs.
WHY USE GENERIC DRUGS?
- They meet rigorous standards established by the FDA with respect to identity, strength, quality, purity, and potency.
- Generic drugs are required to have the same active ingredient, strength, dosage form, and route of administration as the brand name product.
- Generic Drugs before marketed are ensured by FDA that they perform same as brand drug through bio-equivalent studies.
- All generic manufacturing, packaging, and testing sites are passed by FDA for having the same quality standards as those of brand name drugs, and the generic products must meet the same exact specifications as any brand name product.
- Generic Drugs pricing are significantly lower when compared to Brand Name Drugs.
For more information on Generic Drugs, please visit U.S. Food and Drug Administration Site www.fda.gov.