Generic Drugs

Brand vs. 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
Potiential Savings* $33.00

Common Brand Name Drugs & Their Generic Equivalents

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

Frequently asked questions about generic drugs

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