I realize brand is more expensive, but are there differences in side effects or how well it works.
8 Sep 2010
The original company that made the drug spent the money on advertising, etc. to get the word out about the drug that it created. We all know how expensive advertising costs can be. Once the patent expires, the population is already aware of the drug. So when companies begin to make copies (generic forms of the drug), they don't need to spend any money on advertising. That makes the price of the generic drug 30%-80% less than the cost of the brand name drug. That means a $100 brand name bottle could cost only $20 in it's generic form.
These generic drugs are often identical to their brand name counterparts. That makes the generic version just as effective as the original version. Generic drugs are also strictly regulated. So when you get a generic drug from your pharmacist you can rest assured that you are still receiving the best medical care that is proven both safe and effective.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
My insurance co won't pay for the brand & said I had to take Loratadine which does nothing for my allergies. I have taken Allegra D 12/hr ...
1 answer • 26 Apr 2010
About 4 years ago I took wellbutrin and it really helped me. My second prescription refill was done with the generic drug. Within 10 days the drug ...
1 answer • 9 Nov 2011
I just got a prescription filled for the generic and it doesn't seem the same. It looks like it's watered down and I'm not getting the ...
1 answer • 9 Jan 2013
I am Gluten sensitive and wondered if anyone new if there is a difference between Generic (Hydromorphone) and Brand (Dialuadid) in the medications ...
1 answer • 18 Jan 2013