In theory generic medications are supposed to work identically to name brand medications.
There is rather broad interpretation of identically. For example, one name brand extended release medication reaches peak plasma level in 5 hours while the generic extended release medication reaches it in 2 hours. This is a rather large difference.
Most generics work just as well for the consumer as brand name but I've heard several people claim that the name brand worked better for them. Certain conditions such as depression respond very differently from small changes in dosage. This can make switching from name brand to generic risky or even changing from one manufacturer of generic to another manufacturer.
nothing. they're the same except one just has a brand name and their more expensive. it's highway robbery if u ask me. i would just always get the generic.
Nothing except for the cost and the maker of the pills. If you ever read the ingredients...all the active ingredients are all the same.
ok, not highway robbery. lol. but there is no point in spending more on something that has the same affect. :P
Yes but doesn't the inactive ingrediants make the active ingrediants affect people differantly?
As long as the active ingredients are the same and the same quantity, its the same medication.
nothing . name brand are more expensive so save some money and get the generic.
Name brand pills are more expensive.