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