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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.
It is used for treating certain stomach or bowel problems (eg, ulcers, spasms or cramping, irritable bowel syndrome, symptoms of colic), certain bladder problems (eg, spastic bladder, cystitis), and excessive secretions caused by inflammation of the pancreas, and for aiding in certain medical procedures or surgery. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Levsin is an anticholinergic agent. It works by decreasing the motion of the stomach and intestines and the secretion of stomach fluids, including acid.
Side effects of Levsin include: