Few Important Points About Generic Drugs

There are many people who think generic drugs are not good. Before we decide if generic drugs are good or not, it is important for us to learn and know what generic drugs are. According to WHO (World Health Organization) “A generic drug is a pharmaceutical product, usually intended to be interchangeable with an innovator product, that is manufactured without a license from the innovator company and marketed after the expiry date of the patent or other exclusive rights” (quote from WHO official site http://www.who.int/trade/glossary/story034/en/index.html). In simple term a generic drug is the drug that can be manufactured and marketed by any pharmaceutical company without any license from the company which discovered the drug molecule, because the patent right for the particular drug (i.e. generic drug) has expired. USFDA also accept generic drugs as identical with the brand name counterpart or at least have comparable bioequvalance in terms of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics properties of that particular drugs.

There are many available generic pills with no prescription, which are available over the counter (OTC). One of the greatest advantage/benefit of generic drugs is the lower cost of these drugs. As manufacturing and marketing of generic drugs do no need license (due to expiry of patent) the drugs can be manufactured at lower cost than brand name drugs. And we know generic drugs are similar in every aspect with brand name drugs. Although many people think generic drugs are not good or not of quality, it is time for those people to open their eyes, study about generic drugs and than decide whether generic drugs are good and worth sing or not.

There are many generic drugs available online, such as tramadol, amitriptyline, acetamenophene etc. to name only few. The number of companies selling generic drugs online is also great in number. If you want to buy any drug (including generic drugs) online, buy only from trusted sites and buy drugs of reputed companies only, to save yourself from getting cheated.

Before finishing this article I also would like to mention another advantage of generic drugs, which is the availability of safety data. As the generic drugs are older drugs, they have huge and sufficient safety data, which may not be available with newer brand drugs.

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