Can't I request the brand name originally subscribed instead of automatically being given generics?
All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The FDA then reviews these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication.
If your generic version has an "AB" rating, then it should be equivalent to the brand medicine.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
Next time you get your prescription filled check that your generic version has been given an "AB" rating by the FDA.
generic drugs are suppose to be made with the same thing equivilant to the real ones (brand names) I am not sure I agree, I have had problems with various generics, some I can't take, they use different fillers than with the brand name, they are cheaper because I believe they are not made with the exact same fillers as the brand name, I may be wrong but I am the one that has had to pay for the brand names (for the generics that didn't work or caused me problems I wish you the best and what bothers one person won't always do the same to another
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