Medicament Medicine

“B” – Generic and Brand Name Drugs

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 “B”) and their cheaper analogues (generic drugs):

Brand Generic
B-A-C with Codeine Aspirin & Codeine
B-A-C with Codeine Butalbital
Baby Oragel Benzocaine (Mucosal-local)
Bacticill Oxacillin
Bactine Hydrocortisone (topical)
Bactine First Aid Neomycin
Bactine First Aid Polymixin B & Bacitracin (topical)
Bactrim Sulfamethoxazole
Bactrim Trimethoprim
Bactroban Mupirocin (topical)
Baldex Dexamethasone (ophthalmic)
Balnetar Coal Tar (topical)
Bancap Acetaminophen
Bancap Butalbital
Bancap-HC Hydrocodone & Acetaminophen
Banesin Acetaminophen
Banflex Orphenadrine
Banophen Diphenhydramine
Banthine Methantheline
Barbidonna Atropine
Barbidonna Hyoscyamine
Barbidonna Scopolamine & Phenobarbital
Barbita Phenobarbital
Barc Pyrethrins & Piperonyl Butoxide
Baridium Phenazopyridine
Baron-X Yohimbe
Barophen Atropine
Barophen Hyoscyamine
Barophen Scopolamine & Phenobarbital
Barr Naltrexone
Barriere-HC Hydrocortisone (topical)
Basaljel Aluminium Hydroxide
Baycodan Homatropine
Baycodan Hydrocodone & Homatropine
Baydec DM Carbinoxamine
Bayer Aspirin
Bayer Select Night Time Cold Caplets Triprolidine
Bayhistine Codeine
Bayhistine DH Chlorpheniramine
Baytussin AC Codeine
Beben Betamethasone (topical)
Because Nonoxynol 9
Beclodisk Beclomethasone (oral inhalation)
Becloforte Beclomethasone (oral inhalation)
Beclovent Beclomethasone (oral inhalation)
Beclovent Rotacaps Beclomethasone (oral inhalation)
Beconase Beclomethasone (nasal)
Beconase AQ Beclomethasone (nasal)
Beepen-VK Penicillin V
Beldin Diphenhydramine
Belix Diphenhydramine
Belladenal Hyoscyamine
Belladenal Hyoscyomine & Phenobarbital
Bellafoline Hyoscyamine
Bellalphen Atropine
Bellalphen Hyoscyamine
Bellalphen Scopolamine & Phenobarbital
Bellergal Belladonna & Phenobarbital
Bellergal Ergotamine
Ben-Allergin Diphenhydramine
Ben-Aqua Benzoyl Peroxide
Bena-D Diphenhydramine
Benadryl Acetaminophen
Benadryl Diphenhydramine
Benahist Diphenhydramine
Benaphen Diphenhydramine
Benemid Probenecid
Benicar Olmesartan
Benicar HCT Olmesartan
Benicar HCT Olmesartan & Hydrochlorothiazide
Benoject Diphenhydramine
Benoxyl Benzoyl Peroxide
Bensulfoid Resorcinol & Sulfur
Bentyl Dicyclomine
Bentynol Dicyclomine
Benuryl Probenecid
Benylin Diphenhydramine
Benylin with Codeine Codeine
Benzac Benzoyl Peroxide
Benzacilin Clindamycin (topical)
Benzaclin Benzoyl Peroxide
Benzacot Trimethobenzamide
Benzagel Benzoyl Peroxide
Benzamycin Benzoyl Peroxide
Benzamycin Erythromycin (topical)
BenzaShave Benzoyl Peroxide
Benzocol Benzocaine & Menthol (topical)
Benzodent Benzocaine (Mucosal-local)
Bepadin Bepridil
Berotec Fenotrol
Beta HC Hydrocortisone (topical)
Beta-Phed Acetaminophen
Beta-Tim Timolol (ophthalmic)
Beta-Val Betamethasone (topical)
Betacort Betamethasone (topical)
Betaderm Betamethasone (topical)
Betagen Levobunolol (ophthalmic)
Betamethacot Betamethasone (topical)
Betapace Sotalol
Betapen-VK Penicillin V
Betatrex Betamethasone (topical)
Betaxon Levobetaxolol
Bethaprim Trimethoprim
Betimol Timolol (ophthalmic)
Betnelan Betamethasone (systemic)
Betnesol Betamethasone (ophthalmic)
Betnesol Betamethasone (otic)
Betnesol Betamethasone (systemic)
Betnovate Betamethasone (topical)
Betolac Metoprolol
Betoptic Betaxolol (ophthalmic)
Bextra Valdecoxib
Biaxin Clarithromycin
Bicitra Sodium Citrate & Citric Acid
Bilagog Magnesium Sulfate
Bilax Dehydrocholic Acid
BilaxCorrectolDialose Docusate
Bio-Gan Trimethobenzamide
Bio-Syn Fluocinolone (topical)
Bio-Triple Plymyxin B
BioCal Calcium Carbonate
Bion Tears Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
Bisac-Evac Bisacodyl
Bisacolax Bisacodyl
Bisco-Lax Bisacodyl
Black Draught Casanthranol
Black-Draught Lax-Senna Senna
Blanex Orphenadrine
Bleph-10 Sulfacetamide (ophthalmic)
Blocadren Timolol
Blue Pyrethrins & Piperonyl Butoxide
Bonamine Meclizine
Bonine Meclizine
Boniva Ibandronate
Bontril PDM Phendimetrazine
Bontril Slow Release Phendimetrazine
Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A
Brethaire Terbutaline
Brethine Terbutaline
Brevicon Norethindrone & Ethinyl Estradiol
Brevoxyl Benzoyl Peroxide
Brexin Chlorpheniramine
Brexin-L.A. Chlorpheniramine
Bricanyl Terbutaline
Brofed Carbinoxamine
Bromanyl Bromodiphenhydramine
Bromanyl Codeine
Bromarest DX Carbinoxamine
Bromatane DX Carbinoxamine
Bromfed Carbinoxamine
Bromo-Seltzer Acetaminophen
Bromphen DX Carbinoxamine
Brompheril Dexbrompheniramine
Bronalide Flunisolide (oral inhalation)
Bronchial Theophylline
Broncholate Ephedrine
Broncomar GG Theophylline
Bronkaid Epinephrine
Bronkephrine Ethylnorepinephrine
Bronkodyl Theophylline
Bronkolixir Ephedrine
Bronkolixir Phenobarbital
Bronkolixir Theophylline
Bronkotabs Phenobarbital
Bronkotabs Theophylline
Bronkotuss Ephedrine
Bronkotuss Expectorant Chlorpheniramine
Brontex Codeine
Brotane DX Carbinoxamine
Brown Mixture Paregoric
Brufen Ibuprofen
Bucet Acetaminophen
Bucet Butalbital
Buf-Oxal Benzoyl Peroxide
Buf-Puf Salicylic Acid
Buffaprin Aspirin
Bufferin Aspirin
Buffets Acetaminophen
Buffets II Aspirin
Buffinol Aspirin
Bumex Bumetanide
Buprenex Buprenoephine
Buscopan Scopolamine
Busodium Butabarbital
BuSpar Buspirone
Butace Phenobarbital
Butacote Phenylbutazone
Butalan Butabarbital
Butalbital Compoundwith Codeine Aspirin & Codeine
Butalbital Compoundwith Codeine Butalbital
Butalgen Aspirin
Butalgen Butalbital
Butazone Phenylbutazone
Butesin Picrate Butamben (topical)
Butibel Beladonna & Butabarbital
Butinal with Codeine No.3 Aspirin & Codeine
Butinal with Codeine No.3 Butalbital
Butisol Butabarbital
Butorphanol Tartrate Nasal Spray Butorphanol
Butyl Aminobenzoate Benzocaine & Menthol (topical)
Byclomine Dicyclomine
Bydramine Diphenhydramine
Generic Brand
Bacampicillin Penglobe, Spectrobid
Baclofen Kemstro, Lioresal
Becaplermin Regranes
Beclomethasone (nasal) Beconase, Beconase AQ, Vancenase, Vancenase AQ
Beclomethasone (oral inhalation) Beclodisk, Becloforte, Beclovent, Beclovent Rotacaps, Qvar, Vanceril
Beclomethasone (topical) Propaderm
Beladonna & Butabarbital Butibel
Beladonna & Phenobarbital Chardonna-2, Donna-Sed, Levsin with Phenobarbital, Pheno-Bella
Belladonna & Opium Amogel PG, Donnagel-PG, Donnapectolin-PG, Kapectolin PG, Quiagel PG
Belladonna & Phenobarbital Bellergal
Benazepril Lotensin, Lotrel
Bendroflumethiazide Hydromox, Naturetin
Benzalkonium Chloride Pharmatex
Benzocaine & Menthol (Mucosal-local) Chloreseptic Lozenges
Benzocaine & Menthol (topical) Benzocol, Butyl Aminobenzoate, Dermoplast
Benzocaine & Phenol (Mucosal-local) Anbesol
Benzocaine (Mucosal-local) Anbesol, Baby Oragel, Benzodent, Dent-Zel-Ite, Dentapaine, Dentocaine, Humzident, Hurricaine, Num-Zit, Orabase, Orajel, Oratect, Rid-A-Pain, SensoGard, Spec-T, Topicaine
Benzocaine (rectal) Americaine Hemorrhoidal, Ethyl Aminobenzoate
Benzocaine (topical) Americaine, Endocaine, Ethyl Aminobenzoate, Lagol, Unguentine
Benzoyl Peroxide Acetoxil, Acne Lotion, Acne-Aid, Acne-Mask, Acnomel B.P., Ben-Aqua, Benoxyl, Benzac, Benzaclin, Benzagel, Benzamycin, BenzaShave, Brevoxyl, Buf-Oxal, Clear By Design, Clearasil, Cuticura, Del-Aqua, Del-Ray, Dermoxyl, Desquam-E, Desquam-X, Dry and Clear, Dryox, Duac Topical Gel, Fostex, H2Oxyl, Loroxide, Neutrogena, Noxzema, Oxy, Oxyderm, PanOxyl, Persa-Gel, pHisoAc BP, Propa P.H., Sri-Dex, Theroxide, Topex, Vanoxide, Xerac, Zeroxin, Zoderm
Benzphetamine Didrex
Benzthiazide Exna, Hydrex, Metahydrin
Benztropine Apo-Benztropine, Cogentin, PMS Benztropine
Bepridil Bepadin, Vascor
Beta Carotene Solatene
Betamethasone (ophthalmic) Betnesol
Betamethasone (otic) Betnesol
Betamethasone (systemic) Betnelan, Betnesol, Celestone
Betamethasone (topical) Alphatrex, Beben, Beta-Val, Betacort, Betaderm, Betamethacot, Betatrex, Betnovate, Celestoderm-V, Dermabet, Diprolene, Diprosone, Ectosone, Litrosone, Maxivate, Metaderm, Novobetamet, Prevex, Teladar, Topilene, Topisone, Uticort, Valisone, Valnac
Betaxolol Kerlone
Betaxolol & Chlorthalidone Kerledex
Betaxolol (ophthalmic) Betoptic
Bethanechol Duvoid, Urabeth, Urecholine
Bexarotene Targretin
Bicalutamide Casodex
Bile Salts Donnazyme
Bimatoprost Lumigan, Xalcom
Biperiden Akineton
Bisacodyl Bisac-Evac, Bisacolax, Bisco-Lax, Caroid Laxative, Dacodyl, Deficol, Dulcodos, Dulcolax, Fleet Bisacodyl, Fleet Laxative, Laxit, PMS-Bisacodyl, Theralax
Bismuth Subsalicylate Helidac, Pepto-Bismol
Bisoprolol Zebeta
Bisoprolol & Hydrochlorothiazide Ziac
Bitolterol Tornalate
Botulinum Toxin Type A Botox
Brimonidine Alphagen
Brinzolamide Azopt
Bromazepam Lectopam
Bromocriptine Alti-Bromocriptine, Apo-Bromocriptine, Parlodel
Bromodiphenhydramine Ambay Cough, Ambenyl Cough, Ambophen Expectorant, Bromanyl, Chlorphed, Chlorphedrine SR, Optimine, Trinalin
Budesonide (nasal) Rhinocort Aqua, Rhinocort Nasal, Rhinocort Turbuhaler
Budesonide (oral inhalation) Pulmicort Nebuamp, Pulmicort Turbohaler
Budesonide (systemic) Entocort EC
Bumetanide Bumex
Buprenoephine Buprenex, Temgesic
Buprenorphine & Naloxone Subutex, Subuxone
Bupropion Wellbutrin, Zyban
Buspirone BuSpar
Busulfan Myleran
Butabarbital Busodium, Butalan, Butisol, Sarisol No.2
Butalbital Amaphen, Anolor-300, Anoquan, Arcet, Ascomp with Codeine No.3, Axotal, B-A-C with Codeine, Bancap, Bucet, Butalbital Compoundwith Codeine, Butalgen, Butinal with Codeine No.3, Dolmar, Endolor, Esgic, Ezol, Femcet, Fiorgen PF, Fiorgen with Codeine, Fioricet, Fiorinal, Fiorinal with Codeine, Fiorinal-C, Fiormor with Codeine, Fortabs, G-1, Idenal with Codeine, Isobutal, Isocet, Isolin, Isollyl, Isollyl with Codeine, Isopap, Laniroif, Lanorinal, Marnal, Medigesic, Pacaps, Phrenilin, Repan, Sedopap, Tecnal, Tencet, Triad, Triaprin, Two-Dyne, Vibutal
Butamben (topical) Butesin Picrate
Butenafine (topical) Lotrimin Ultra, Mentax
Butorphanol Butorphanol Tartrate Nasal Spray, Stadol NS

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