Sure, generics cost less. But do they work as well as the brand-name? The Food and Drug Administration requires that generics meet four requirements to be considered equal to a brand name drug. They must:
1. Contain the same active ingredients.
2. Be identical in strength, dosage, and how it’s taken.
3. Be used for the same purpose.
4. Meet the same requirements for identity, purity and quality.
So, be sure to check with your doctor to see if generic drugs are an option for you. They work just as well and can save you money.