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GENERIC MEDICINE

Generic medicines are alternative, often less expensive brands of medicines. They contain the same active ingredient as the originally marketed brand, and can be expected to be just as safe and effective. You can save money by asking your doctor or pharmacist for generic brands of your medicines. The company that first develops and markets a medicine gives it two names the chemical name of the active ingredient (generic name) and a brand name. This company (the originator company) also takes out a patent for exclusive rights to produce and market its original brand of the medicine for a fixed time period. Once this patent expires, other companies may produce and market the medicine using different brand names. The alternative brands for off-patent medicines are commonly called generic brands or generics. Generics contain the same active ingredient(s) as the original brand, so they are expected to work in the same way in the body, to produce the same benefits and the same potential si

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