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.
Vitamin B-12 is an important vitamin that you usually get from your food. It is mainly found in meat and dairy products. Vitamin B-12 helps make red blood cells and keeps your nervous system working properly.
This Vitamin B-12 is sometimes used at home as an injection. Before using this medicine, a health care professional will provide detailed instructions for appropriate use of this medicine. Ask any questions that you may have about this medicine or giving injections. Store this medicine as directed on the prescription label. 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. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Recommended Syringe: Syringe/Needle 1cc Monoject 29G
DO NOT TAKE large doses of vitamins (megadoses or megavitamin therapy) unless directed to by your doctor. DO NOT STOP USING THIS MEDICINE without first checking with your doctor. IT IS IMPORTANT that you keep all doctor and laboratory appointments while you are using this medicine. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist.