What are Generics (also known as “generic drugs” or “generic medications”)?

A generic medicine works the same as a brand name medicine.


Generics are the same as brand name drugs in many ways:

  • How you take the medicine (for example, pill or liquid);
  • Safety;
  • Strength;
  • Quality;
  • How it works;
  • How the medicine should be used.


Generic drugs usually cost much less than brand name drugs.