Save money with generic drugs

With prescription drug costs rising, generic alternatives to brand-name medications may help increase your savings.

Generic drugs are safe, effective, FDA-approved, and less expensive. According to the FDA, a generic drug is identical, or bioequivalent, to a brand name drug in dosage, form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance characteristics, and intended use.

Savings Example: Brand vs. Generic

Potential Cost Savings by Choosing Generics

 

Brand

Generic Equivalent

  GLUCOPHAGE METFORMIN HCL
Estimated Cost $99.96 $66.96
Potential Savings   $33.00

Common Brand Name Drugs & Their Generic Equivalents

BRAND

GENERIC EQUIVALENT

ALLEGRA FEXOFENADINE
AMARYL GLIMEPIRIDE
COUMADIN WARFARIN
DILANTIN PHENYTOIN
FLONASE FLUTICASONE
MILACALCIN FORTICAL
ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN TRINESSA
PAXIL PAROXETINE
SYNTHROID LEVOTHROID
ZITHROMAX AZITHROMYCIN

Frequently Asked Questions

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Related links

These external links go to Websites outside of Humana.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Office of Generic Drugs 

Generic Pharmaceutical Association

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