What Is the Difference Between Generic and Name Brand Ibuprofen?
What is the difference between generic ibuprofen vs. name brands?
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Here’s the tl;dr version:
Generic drugs are versions of drugs made by companies other than the company which originally developed the drug.
To gain FDA approval, a generic drug must:
- Contain the same active ingredients as the innovator drug (inactive ingredients may vary)
- Be identical in strength, dosage form, and route of administration
- Have the same use indications
- Be bioequivalent
- Meet the same batch requirements for identity, strength, purity, and quality
- Be manufactured under the same strict standards of FDA's good manufacturing practice regulations required for innovator products
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