Medicament Medicine

“G” – 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 “G”) and their cheaper analogues (generic drugs):

Brand Generic
G-1 Butalbital
G-Myticin Antibiotic Gentamicin (topical)
G-Well Lindane
Galzin Zinc Acetate
Gantanol Sulfamethoxazole
Gantrisin Sulfisoxazole (ophthalmic)
Garamycin Gentamicin (ophthalmic)
Garamycin Gentamicin (topical)
Garamycin Otic Solution Gentamicin (otic)
Gas Aid Simethicone
Gas Relief Simethicone
Gas-X Simethicone
Gas-X with Mallox Calcium Carbonate & Simethicone
Gastrocrom Cromolyn
Gastrosed Hyoscyamine
Gastrozepin Pirenzepine
Gaviscon Aluminia & Magnesium Carbonate
Gaviscon Extra Strength Aluminium Hydroxide
Gaviscon-2 Sodium Bicarbonate
Gaviscon-2 Aluminia
Gaviscon-2 Magnesium Trisilicate
GBH Lindane
Gelpirin Acetaminophen
Gelprin Aspirin
Gelusil Aluminia
Gelusil Magnesia & Simethicone
Gelusil Extra-Strength Aluminia & Magnesia
Gemnisyn Acetaminophen
Gemnisyn Aspirin
Gemonil Metharbital
Gen-D-phen Acetaminophen
Gen-D-phen Diphenhydramine
Gen-Glybe Glyburide
Gen-Timolol Timolol (ophthalmic)
Genabid Papaverine
Genac Triprolidine
Genahist Diphenhydramine
Genalac Calcium Carbonate
GenAllerate Chlorpheniramine
Genapap Acetaminophen
Genapax Gentian Violet (vaginal)
Genaspore Tolnaftate (topical)
Genasyme Simethicone
Genaton Aluminia & Magnesium Carbonate
Genaton Extra Strength Magnesium Carbonate & Sodium Bicarbonate
Gencalc Calcium Carbonate
GenCept Norethindrone & Ethinyl Estradiol
Gendecon Acetaminophen
Gendecon Chlorpheniramine
Genebs Acetaminophen
Generlac Lactulose
Genex Acetaminophen
Genite Acetaminophen
Genoptic Gentamicin (ophthalmic)
Genora Norethindrone & Ethinyl Estradiol
Genora 1/50.Norethin 1/50M Norethindrone & Mestranol
Genpril Ibuprofen
Gentacidin Gentamicin (ophthalmic)
Gentafair Gentamicin (ophthalmic)
Gentak Gentamicin (ophthalmic)
Gentamar Gentamicin (topical)
Gentlax S Senna
Gentlax-S Docusate
Gentle Nature Sennosides
Gentrasul Gentamicin (ophthalmic)
Geocillin Carbencillin
Geodon Ziprasidone
Geopen Carbencillin
Geridium Phenazopyridine
Gerimal Ergoloid Mesylates
Geritol Tablets Ferrous Fumarate
Gesterol L.A. Hydroxyprogesterone
Gestrol 50 Progesterone
Glargine Insulin Glargine
Glaucon Epinephrine
Gleevec Imatinib
Glo-Sel Selenium Sulfide
Glucagon for Injection Glucagon
Glucamide Chlorpropamide
Glucophage Metformin
Glucotrol Glipizide
Glucovance Glyburide
Gly-Cort Hydrocortisone (topical)
Glycate Calcium Carbonate
Glyceryl T Theophylline
Glyceryl Trinitrate Nutroglycerin
Glydeine Cough Codeine
Glynase PresTab Tolazamide
Glysennid Sennosides
Glyset Miglitol
Gonak Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
Goniosol Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
Gonisoft Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
Goody’s Extra Strength Aspirin
Goody’s Headache Aspirin
Goody’sTablets and Powders Acetaminophen
Gordochom Solution Undecylenic Acid (topical)
Gordofilm Salicylic Acid
Gotamine Caffeine
Gotamine Ergotamine
Gramcal Calcium Carbonate
Gramcal Calcium Lactate
Gravol Dimenhydrinate
Grifulvin Griseofulvin
Gris-PEG Griseofulvin
Grisactin Griseofulvin
Grisovin-F Griseofulvin
Guiatuss A.C. Codeine
Guiatussin DAC Codeine
Gyne-Lotrimin Clotrimazole (vaginal)
Gynecort Hydrocortisone (topical)
Gynergen Ergotamine
Gyno-Trosyd Tioconazole (vaginal)
Gynogen Estradiol
Gynol II Nonoxynol 9
Generic Brand
Gabapentin Neurontin
Galantamine Reminyl
Ganciclovir Cytovene
Gatifloxacin Tequin
Gemfibrozil Lopid
Gemifloxacin Factive
Gentamicin (ophthalmic) Alcomicin, Garamycin, Genoptic, Gentacidin, Gentafair, Gentak, Gentrasul, Spectro-Genta, Zymar
Gentamicin (otic) Garamycin Otic Solution
Gentamicin (topical) G-Myticin Antibiotic, Garamycin, Gentamar
Gentian Violet (vaginal) Genapax
Glimepiride Amaryl
Glipizide Glucotrol, Metaglip
Glucagon Glucagon for Injection
Glyburide Albert Glyburide, Apo-Glyburide, DiaBeta, Euglucon, Gen-Glybe, Glucovance, Micronase, Novo-Glyburide
Glycopyrrolate Robinul
Gold Sodium Thiomalate Myocrisin
Griseofulvin Fulvicin, Grifulvin, Gris-PEG, Grisactin, Grisovin-F
Guanabez Wytensin
Guanadrel Hylorel
Guanethidine Apo-Guanethidine, Ismelin
Guanethidine & Hydrochlorthiazide Esimil, Ismelin-Esidrix
Guanfacine Tenex

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