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Generic drug in English
Medication sold without an indicated brand name and not protected by trademark

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A medicine that has the same active drug as a trademarked brand-named version. Generic drugs usually cost less than their brand-name versions.

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Drug formulations of identical composition with respect to the active ingredient, i.e., drugs that meet current official standards of identity, purity, and quality of active ingredient. Drug dosage forms considered as "generically equivalent" are more properly considered as "chemically equivalent" in that they contain a designated quantity of drug chemical in specified stable condition and meet pharmacopoeial requirements for chemical and physical properties.
Each of a number of preparations of a given drug entity may carry a different "proprietary name" or "trademark"; such a name is registered with the U.S. Patent Office and identifies the special brand of the drug with the firm owning the name. All such preparations - identical with respect to content and specification of active ingredient - may be looked upon as comprising a "genus"; they are generically equivalent and are generic drugs.
It is well recognized that a number of factors other than quantity of drug present in a dose can determine the ultimate therapeutic usefulness of the drug preparation, and even the availability of drug to the site of action once the preparation has been given. Drugs may be generically equivalent but not therapeutically equivalent. Factors which affect therapeutic usefulness or efficacy of drug preparations include appearance, taste, disintegration and dissolution properties of the preparation, interaction of active materials with other ingredients including binders and solvents, pH, particle size, age of preparation, conditions of manufacture such as degree of tablet compression, and the nature and amount of coating of enteric-coated tablets.
Cf. Biopharmaceutics , United States Pharmacopoeia , Bioavailability , Equivalence

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A generic drug is the same as a brand name drug in dosage, safety, strength, how it is taken, quality, performance, and intended use. Before approving a generic drug product, FDA requires many rigorous tests and procedures to assure that the generic drug can be substituted for the brand name drug. The FDA bases evaluations of substitutability, or "therapeutic equivalence," of generic drugs on scientific evaluations. By law, a generic drug product must contain the identical amounts of the same active ingredient(s) as the brand name product. Drug products evaluated as "therapeutically equivalent" can be expected to have equal effect and no difference when substituted for the brand name product.

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A generic drug (generic drugs, short: generics) is a drug defined as "a drug product that is comparable to a brand/reference listed drug product in dosage form, strength, quality and performance characteristics, and intended use." It has also been defined as a term referring to any drug marketed under its chemical name without advertising or to the chemical makeup of a drug rather than to the advertised brand name under which the drug is sold.

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1. when the patent protection for a brand-name drug expires generic versions of the drug can be offered for sale if the FDA agrees; "generic drugs are usually cheaper than brand-name drugs"
(antonym) brand-name drug, proprietary drug
(hypernym) drug

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Generic drug in Spanish
medicamento genérico

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(n.) = medicamento genérico.
Ex: The 1984 Drug Price Competition Act, USA, set up a mechanism that allows generic drug companies to challenge the validity of brand name drugs.

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Generic drug in Portuguese
remédio não-patenteado
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