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 will be dispensed from a licensed pharmacy in a country where it is approved for sale
This medicine is an anticonvulsant used with other medicines to control certain types of seizures.
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include dizziness, drowsiness, clumsiness, confusion, nervousness, headache, nausea, loss of appetite, runny nose, diarrhea, indigestion, constipation, dry mouth, or trouble sleeping. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience depression, numbness and tingling of hands or feet, double vision, back and forth eye movements, trouble speaking, difficulty concentrating, agitation or irritability, or mood changes. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience abdominal pain, painful urination, change in amount of urine, fever, decreased sweating, sore throat, easy bruising, or rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.