Q: Are generic drugs really just as good as brand-name drugs?
A: Yes, generic versions of a brand-name drug are just as effective as the original version. The only real difference between them is the cost, which can be significant when choosing generic drugs.
Generic versions always contain the same active ingredients, and they must also pass the same manufacturing and packaging quality standards set by the FDA. These standards measure “identity, strength, quality, purity, and potency” of any given medication. You can feel confident that there is no more risk when choosing a generic over a brand-name medicine for yourself or your family.
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