Generic versus Brand Name Medications

If generic medicines are the same chemical as brand name medicine and less expensive, why would you prescribe brand name for my seizures? The answer lies in how the FDA defines generic. While the chemical is the same, the amount your body absorbs is different.  The law states that a generic medicine should be between 80% and 120% the potency of brand name.  In other words, if you take 100 mg of brand name medicine, the generic equivalent is between 80 mg and 120 mg of that same chemical.  This…

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