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    Would you like the generic brand?

    Every time I go to the chemist these days they ask would you like the generic brand. WTF do I look that poor to you that I can't afford what's written on the script by my doctor??

    #2
    Yeah but if the generic brand is basically the same thing.. why pay more? however non-poor I am?

    I guess it'd vary from case to case. I want to know why the generic brand is cheaper.

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    • Micko
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      Well I'm more than happy to pay for the brand my doctor written on my script.

    #3
    Originally posted by Jessica View Post
    I want to know why the generic brand is cheaper.
    i assume because they don't spend millions on advertising.

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      #4
      I'm Happy To Accept The Generic Brand.

      Years Ago The Chemist Always Included The Real Brand Name On

      The Attached Label.

      But Nowadays They Don't, And If The Medication Has Been Lying

      Around For Months, Or Years You Have A Hard Time Remembering

      What It Was For......

      Happened To Me Yesterday When I Applied For a Script And Wanted

      The Correct Spelling Of The Original Medication.

      Google Fixed It.....



      Cheers Glen.

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        #5
        I always try generic first, not just medications but also any product where a generic is offered. Although I was disappointed with this...

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        • Micko
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          Lol funny bugger!

        #6
        Originally posted by Undies View Post

        i assume because they don't spend millions on advertising.
        Ahhh. good thinking. then in that case i am happy with the generic brand.

        paying for the name brand means being made a fool of.

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          #7
          Originally posted by Micko View Post
          Every time I go to the chemist these days they ask would you like the generic brand. WTF do I look that poor to you that I can't afford what's written on the script by my doctor??
          Is that a rhetorical question?

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          • Micko
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            Work it out yourself troll.

          • JVP
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            I thought so.

          #8
          There's no difference between generic and brand name medications. I wouldn't spend the extra money on the exact same product

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          • Osquirrell
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            Same Chemicals, but often not the same formulations or design as space pointed out with Aleve..
            There may be slight differences as in coating, shapes, ect.. .. This can effect the medications use, if the patient is not pleased with it.

          • Meliai
            Meliai commented
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            Osquirrell yeah true. I was actually a pharmacy tech for a couple years in mah younger days so I think about this from a technical point of view....like I wouldn't consider an enteric coated to be the equivalent of a non enteric coated.
            But yeah I'm with SpaceMan on that, I do pay extra for brand name enteric coated because they're easier to swallow and easier on the tummy tum. I was thinking more along the lines of meds that are the exact same, just brand name versus generic

            Ps: totally tried to tag @orison and wondered why it wasn't working haha

          #9
          Originally posted by Meliai View Post
          There's no difference between generic and brand name medications. I wouldn't spend the extra money on the exact same product
          I'm happy to do it, to each his own.

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            #10
            for me it depends on the situation

            naproxen is the best example i can think of quick....i cant take a regular generic naproxen..it tastes awful and just burns a trail all the way down...then hurts my stomach when it arrives...so i am willing to pay more for aleve....which is the same product but is formulated to go down better and not hurt your stomach

            might be the same meds (dont know for sure and dont care) but the coating they add makes it worth the extra few bucks

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              #11
              naproxen Aleve is coated .. usually the generic low mg is pink or orange and about the same chalky as a PEZ candy.. IT melts on contact with saliva.. ya they are nasty.

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