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Brand Name Vs. Generic Medications, Which Is Better?

Written by Livia Alcantara
On July 27, 2021

The war between name-brand and generic is fought on many fronts, including the medical one.

Some swear by name brands and downplay generic medication, while others insist the two are the same. So who is right in this battle? This is our all-time most frequently asked question, so we love sharing all the details on this one to help you make more educated purchases in the future.

First, let’s break down what the name brand and generic mean in the pharmaceutical space. A brand name refers to the name given by the manufacturer who originally developed the product, whereas a generic name refers to the active ingredient found in the brand name medication.

A generic drug will be sold under a different name but contains the same active ingredient as the brand name medication.

Generic medications have been around for many years. And according to the FDA, generic medications must have the same active ingredient, strength, dosage form, and route of administration as the brand-name product.

The generic manufacturer must prove its product is the same as the brand-name medication; therefore, the only difference between the two is the price.

So if you are asking which is better, there isn’t an answer as both generic and name-brand medications are the same in terms of effectiveness in treating the condition.

Now, if you are looking to save on your medications, opting for a generic drug will help you save due to their lower cost.

We Are All About The Savings

Here at GeniusRxwe don’t pick sides, so we offer thousands of FDA-approved generic and name-brand medications at affordable prices. If you are looking for extra savings, we are always happy to help you find the generic version of your name-brand drug so your wallet can rest easy. We also provide you with fast nationwide shipping so you can start feeling better soon.
Be sure to check out our website for more FAQs or jump into a chat with a pharmacist at any time straight from our website or give us a call with any questions.

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Data and information from: 

(1) Health Harvard (2) FDA

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