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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.
This medicine is an antifungal used to treat athletes foot, jock itch, or ringworm. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
|Elimination half-life||2 to 3 days|
|Dosage (Strength)||2% Cream, 1% Gel|
|Routes of administration||Topical|
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. WASH AND COMPLETELY DRY the affected area. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands after applying the medicine. DO NOT COVER the area being treated with a bandage or dressing unless directed by your doctor. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. TO CLEAR UP YOUR INFECTION COMPLETELY, continue using this medicine for the full course of treatment. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
AVOID GETTING THIS MEDICINE in your eyes or on the inside of your nose or mouth. IF YOUR SYMPTOMS DO NOT IMPROVE within 4 weeks or if they become worse, check with your doctor. FOR WOMEN: IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby