i want know the body function of a generic drugs
The manufacturers of generics don't do their own research, that's why their drugs are cheaper, well at least one of the reasons. They use the information on the drug from the company who developed it. If its a drug used in america, you can find it right here on drugs.com. Go to the prescribing information and you will find it.
I basically take Librax that has several generics-each generic has a different name-some have more of this ingredient-some have less, etc. Ask your pharmacist for the info, by law, they are supposed to supply you with more and complete information-In America-they ask you if you've taken the med before-and, if you want drug counseling-federal law. Nothing is stopping you from calling the company and asking for the information. There are several pill identifier sites. I called Germany about one med.
This is the important information you are looking for and it is from Wikipedia, an internet encyclopedia and an excellent source for questions to be answered. Read below:
A generic drug (generic drugs, short: generics) is a drug defined as "a drug product that is comparable to brand/reference listed drug product in dosage form, strength, route of administration, quality and performance characteristics, and intended use." It has also been defined as a term referring to any drug marketed under its chemical name without advertising.[2
Although they may not be associated with a particular company, generic drugs are subject to the regulations of the governments of countries where they are dispensed. Generic drugs are labeled with the name of the manufacturer and the adopted name (nonproprietary name) of the drug.
A generic drug must contain the same active ingredients as the original formulation. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), generic drugs are identical or within an acceptable bioequivalent range to the brand-name counterpart with respect to pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties. By extension, therefore, generics are considered (by the FDA) identical in dose, strength, route of administration, safety, efficacy, and intended use. The FDA's use of the word "identical" is very much a legal interpretation, and is not literal. In most cases, generic products are available once the patent protections afforded to the original developer have expired. When generic products become available, the market competition often leads to substantially lower prices for both the original brand name product and the generic forms. The time it takes a generic drug to appear on the market varies. In the US, drug patents give 20 years of protection, but they are applied for before clinical trials begin, so the "effective" life of a drug patent tends to be between seven and 12 years.
Prescriptions may be issued for drugs specifying only the chemical name, rather than a manufacturer's name; such a prescription can be filled with a drug of any brand meeting the specification. For example, a prescription for lansoprazole can be filled with generic lansoprazole, Prevacid, Helicid, Zoton, Inhibitol, or Monolitum.
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