Answer: When a drug company files for patent protection, it must disclose the formula. Once the patent expires, other companies can use the patent disclosure to obtain the formula to produce a generic version of the drug.
Most companies that produce generic drugs are specialists in improving the process for manufacturing the drug to make it as cheap as possible. This requires different kinds of research and business skills than manufacturing and obtaining approval for a completely new drug.
Answer: The FDA is tasked with assuring the public and regulating thedevelopers with maintaining essential standards in the developmentof the generic equivalent of the brand name drug. The generic mustcontain the same chemical constitution as well as absorption andstability rates.
Answer: Although the US FDA does not oversee any medication sold in Canada, prescription medications sold in Canada are generally felt to be relatively safe and of good quality. Escitalopram (generic for Lexapro) and aripiprazole (generic for Abilify) may be prescribed for usage at the same time (i.e., there are no major contraindications to their use together). In summary, one should be able to safely use generic Lexapro from Canada and generic Abilify safely is taken as directed.
Yes, the brand name medication Plavix will eventually come off patent. As a matter of fact about two years ago there was a generic on the market in the US but it got pulled off the market - I believe the name brand manufacturer (Bristol-Myers Squibb) won a patent extension.
However, other countries do offer generics before they come available in the US. For example, Plavix equivalents are available now, manufactured by CIPLA Pharmaceuticals in India.
Answer: ADVAIR DISKUS is indicated for the treatment of asthma in patientsaged 4 years and older. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of AdvairDiskus available . ADVAIR DISKUS should be administered as 1inhalation twice daily by the orally inhaled route only. Afterinhalation, the patient should rinse his/her mouth with waterwithout swallowing to help reduce the risk of oropharyngealcandidiasis.
Answer: Ibuprofen is an NSAID so yes, it does come in generic form. Advil and Motrin are both name brand medicine that use Ibuprofen as their active ingredient, but you can get generic ibuprofen as well.
Answer: Ethical drugs are the â??brand nameâ?? option and are more heavilytested and monitored. These are usually only available with adoctorâ??s prescription. Generic drugs have less review, and costless than ethical drugs.
Answer: A drug usually has one generic name but because many are very complicated chemical compounds, more than one is possible - for instance, sulphamethoxine and sulphadimidine are the same drug/compound.A drug, when approved, has one brand name & one generic name. The generic manufacturers must use the same generic name but can make their own trade names.
Answer: In the US, drug patents give twenty years of protection, but they are applied for before clinical trials begin, so the effective life of a drug patent tends to be between seven and twelve years.
Answer: I just spoke with a pharmacist and she said the HCI is actually HCL and that is just the "binding Ingredient"...basically it is the "filler" that holds the medication together- it is an inactive ingredient.
Answer: It already has. There is a 10 year patent on drugs by a manufacturer. Once this is up the patent is open.Sure is and just about as expensive as the non-gerenic; Get it from Northwestern Pharmacy in Canada about 15 cents per pill. Pay over $ 4.00 per in the USA.