Generic Drugs

Generic Drugs: Safe. Effective. FDA-Approved.

What is a generic drug?

A copy of a brand-name drug, which must have the:

  • Same quality
  • Same safety
  • Same strength

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know your generic drugs are safe and effective. And we’ve got the results to prove it.

  • Consistent labeling
  • Rigorous manufacturing standards
  • Performance evaluation
  • Same drug
  • Purity check
  • Assured quality

Myths and Facts about Generic Drugs

MYTH #1 - Generics are not as safe as brand-name drugs
FACT #1 - Generics use the same ingredients, work the same in the body and have the same risk-benefit profile

MYTH #2 - Generics are not as potent as brand-name drugs
FACT #2 - Generic drugs have the same quality, strength, purity and stability

MYTH #3 - Generics take longer to act in the body
FACT #3 - The generic drug delivers the same amount of active ingredient in the same time as the original drug

MYTH #4 - Brand-name drugs are made in modern manufacturing facilities and generics are often made in sub-standard facilities
FACT #4 - Sub-standard facilities are not permitted by the FDA

Source: FDA

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