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Generic Drugs - Facts Everyone Should Know About Generic Drugs

Generic drugs are a safe and effective alternative to name brand medicines and offer significant cost savings. Learn about the differences between name brand and generic drugs, and how the production and sale of generic drugs is regulated by the government. Find out if a generic drug is available to replace your name brand medicine and how to use the generic equivalent correctly.

Overview of Generic Drugs for High Blood Pressure

Generic drugs are a safe, cost effective option for treating high blood pressure. The active ingredients in generic drugs are the same as those in name brand medicines, and generic drugs contain just as much active ingredient. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration tightly regulates the production of generic drugs, so you can be assured that your medicines are pure and of the highest quality.…

Are Generic Drugs Safe?
Generic drugs are as safe as their brand name equivalents. The production, packaging, and distribution of generic drugs is tightly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and generic drugs are subject to the same strict rules of purity, strength, and quality as brand name drugs.

I Switched to A Generic Drug and am Having Side Effects: Now What?
Rarely, some patients may experience new side effects when switching from a name brand drug to a generic drug. These side effects are usually mild and temporary. Learn how to recognize these effects and what to do if you experience them after making the switch.

What Are Generic Drugs?
Generic drugs are non-branded versions of medicines that contain equal amounts of the same active ingredients as their name brand versions. Generic drugs are available at lower cost than name brand drugs and offer the same potency for treating disease.

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