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 medication is a hormone-based contraceptive. Typically, it is used to prevent pregnancy.
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It is important to tell the health professionals you consult: if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding; if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.); all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.
it could cause water retention and swelling; it may cause your breasts to feel swollen and tender; it may affect your appetite; it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting; it may make your skin more sensitive to the sun or sun lamps -- wear sunscreen and avoid exposure to sunlight as much as possible.