Medicament Medicine

“Z” – Generic and Brand Name Drugs


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Generic drug – is a drug with proven pharmaceutical, biological and therapeutic equivalence to the original. That is, a drug having the same composition of active ingredients, dosage form and effectiveness as the original drug, but do not have patent protection.

May differ from the original drug in composition of excipients. Placed on the market after expiry of patent protection the original drug. The most common is now called “Generic”.

In the pharmaceutical industry there are 2 groups of drugs:

  • Original drug (Brand-name Drugs)
  • Generic drug.

Branded drugs are expensive, the price of generics are much cheaper than original drugs .

Original drug – this is a new development pharmaceutical company, which it was first discovered, synthesized, and protected by a patent for many years (usually 10+). During this period, the drug produces only this company. The original drug is often unique in its kind and has no analogues among competitors, so the pharmacy you will not be able to pick up analogue remains valid patent protection.

When patent protection is removed and appear analogues (Generics), this is the original brand-name drug will cost more than all other generics drugs

The essential requirement for the sale of generics – proven pharmaceutical, biological and therapeutic equivalence to the original. The active ingredient original brand drug and the generic drug are always the same, but the dosage of the active substance and appearance of drugs can vary at the discretion of the pharmaceutical company.

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The list of expensive branded medicines (letter “Z”) and their cheaper analogues (generic drugs):

Brand Generic
Zaditor Ketotifen
Zagam Sparfloxacin
Zanaflex Tizanidine
Zantac Ranitidine
Zantryl Phentermine
Zapex Oxazepam
Zarontin Ethosuximide
Zaroxolyn Metolazone
Zeasorb-AF Powder Miconazole (topical)
Zebeta Bisoprolol
Zebrax Chlorodiazepoxide
Zebrax Clidinium
Zelnorm Tegaserod
Zerit Stavudine
Zeroxin Benzoyl Peroxide
Zestoretic Lisinopril & Hydrochlorothiazide
Zestril Lisinopril
Zetar Coal Tar (topical)
Zetia Ezetimibe
Zetran Diazepam
Ziac Bisoprolol & Hydrochlorothiazide
Ziagen Abacavir
Zilactin-L Lidocaine (Mucosal-local)
Zinc-220 ZincSlufate
Zincate ZincSlufate
Zincon Pyrithione
Zithromax Azithromycin
ZNP Pyrithione
Zocor Simvastatin
Zoderm Benzoyl Peroxide
Zoloft Sertraline
Zometa Zoledronic Acid
Zomig Zolmitriptan
Zonalon Doxepin
Zonegran Zonisamide
Zorprin Aspirin
Zotrix Capsaicin
Zovia Ethynodiol Diacetate & Ethinyl Estradiol
Zovirax Acyclovir (topical)
Zyban Bupropion
Zydone Hydrocodone & Acetaminophen
Zyflo Zileuton
Zyloprim Allopurinol
Zymar Gentamicin (ophthalmic)
Zymase Pancrelipase
Zymenol Poloxamer 188
Zyprexa Olanzapine
Zyrtec Cetirizine
Zyrtec-D Cetirizine
Zyvox Linezolid
Generic Brand
Zafirlukast Accolate
Zalcitabine ddC, Hivid
Zaleplon Sonata
Zanamivir Relenza
Zidovudine Apo-Zidovudine, AZT, Combivir, Novo-AZT, Retrovir, Trizivir
Zileuton Zyflo
Zinc Acetate Galzin
Zinc Gluconate Orazinc
ZincSlufate Egozinc, PMS Egozinc, Verazinc, Zinc-220, Zincate
Ziprasidone Geodon
Zoledronic Acid Zometa
Zolmitriptan Zomig
Zolpidem Ambien
Zonisamide Zonegran