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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.
Selzentry is an antiviral medication that prevents certain viral cells from multiplying in your body. Selzentry is used to treat CCR5-tropic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1. Selzentry is not a cure for HIV or AIDS. Selzentry may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. You may take Selzentry with or without food. Do not crush, chew, or break the Selzentry tablet. Swallow the pill whole. It is important to use Selzentry regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely. HIV/AIDS is usually treated with a combination of different drugs. To best treat your condition, use all of your medications as directed by your doctor. Be sure to read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each of your medications. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without advice from your doctor. Every person with HIV or AIDS should remain under the care of a doctor. Store Selzentry at room temperature away from moisture and heat.