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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.
Chemical Name: CONJUGATED ESTROGENS (ESS-troe-jenz) 1 gram = 0.625mg Conjugated Estrogens CSD Premarin is a female hormone and given to women who do not produce the proper amount. It is used to reduce menopausal symptoms.
Side effects that may occur while taking this medication include breast pain, fast heartbeat, fever, hives, hoarseness, increased breast size, irritation of skin, joint pain, stiffness or swelling, rash, redness of skin, shortness of breath, swelling of eyelids, face lips , hands or feet, tightness in chest, troubled breathing or swallowing, weight gain and wheezing.