A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
This medicine is a corticosteroid used to reduce itching, redness, and swelling associated with many skin conditions.
This medication is for topical use only. Clean and dry the affected area as directed. Measure the proper amount of tape to be used. Apply the tape to the skin and rub it gently. Do not bandage, wrap or cover the area treated unless you are instructed to do so by your doctor. Do not use more than prescribed, apply this more often or use this for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not clear faster, but risk of side effects may be increased. Use carefully if applying to the face. Avoid contact with the eyes.
This medication may cause itching, burning, redness, dry skin or a rash. Notify your doctor if you develop any of these symptoms.