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A generic drug is a medication created to be the same as an already marketed brand-name drug in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance characteristics, and intended use. Generic medicine works in the same way and provides the same clinical benefit as its brand-name version. In other words, you can take a generic medicine as an equal substitute for its brand-name counterpart.
New drugs, like other new products, are usually protected by patents that prohibit others from making and selling copies of the same drug. The patent protects the company's investment in the drug's development by giving the company the sole right to sell the drug while the patent is in effect.
Once these patents and marketing exclusivities expire the generic drug can be approved.
Generic drugs tend to cost less than their brand-name counterparts because generic drug applicants do not have to repeat animal and clinical (human) studies that were required of the brand-name medicines to demonstrate safety and effectiveness.
Myth: Generics are not as safe as brand-name drugs.
Fact: The Food and Drug Administration mandates that all drugs—brand-name and generic—must be safe and effective. Generic drugs are as safe as their brand-name equivalents but are offered at a lower cost.
Myth: Generics are not as strong as brand-name drugs, so they take longer to produce results.
Fact: Generic drugs use the same active ingredients as brand-name medicines, so they are equivalent in quality, strength, purity, and stability. You'll receive the same benefits from generic equivalents as from the brand-name drugs and in the same amount of time.
Myth: Generic drugs are more likely to cause side effects.
Fact: Before releasing a generic equivalent to the market, the FDA monitors for harmful drug reactions, and it has found the same levels of side effects in generic and brand-name drugs. Generic drugs don't have any side effects that are not also found in brand-name drugs. With generics, you'll receive the same health benefits you receive from brand-name drugs, and at a lower cost.