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

Brand Generic
L-Carnitine Levocarnitine
L-PAM Melphalan
L-Thyroxine Thyroglobulin
Lacril Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
Lacriset Hydroxypropyl Cellulose
Lacticare-HC Hydrocortisone (topical)
Lactisol Salicylic Acid
Lactulax Lactulose
Lagol Benzocaine (topical)
Lamictal Lamotrigine
Lamisil Terbinafine (topical)
Lanacort Hydrocortisone (topical)
Laniazid Isoniazid
Laniroif Aspirin
Laniroif Butalbital
Lanophyllin Theophylline
Lanorinal Aspirin
Lanorinal Butalbital
Lanoxicaps Digoxin
Lanoxin Digoxin
Lansoyl Poloxamer 188
Lantus Insulin Glargine
Lanvis Thioguanine
Largactil Chlorpromazine
Lariam Mefloquine
Larodopa Levodopa
Lasan Anthralin
Lasix Special Furosemide
Laudanum Opium
Lavatar Coal Tar (topical)
Laxinate Docusate
Laxit Bisacodyl
LazerSporin Neomycin
LazerSporin Polymixin B & Hydrocortisone (otic)
Lectopam Bromazepam
Ledercillin-VK Penicillin V
Legatrin Quinine
Lemoderm Hydrocortisone (topical)
Lente Insulin
Leponex Clozapine
Lescol Fluvastatin
Leukeran Chlorambucil
Levaquin Levofloxacin
Levate Amitryptiline
Levbid Hyoscyamine
Levitra Vardenafil
Levlen Levonorgestrel & Ethinyl Estradiol
Levlite Levonorgestrel & Ethinyl Estradiol
Levo-Dromoran Levorphanol
Levoprome Methotrimeprazine
Levora Levonorgestrel & Ethinyl Estradiol
Levorphan Levorphanol
Levoxyl Thyroglobulin
Levsin Hyoscyamine
Levsin with Phenobarbital Beladonna & Phenobarbital
Levsin-PB Hyoscyomine & Phenobarbital
Levsinex Hyoscyamine
Levsinex with Phenobarbital Hyoscyomine & Phenobarbital
Lexapro Escitalopram
Lexiva Fosamprenavir
Lexxel Enalapril
Lexxel Felodipine
Librax Chlorodiazepoxide
Librax Clidinium
Libritabs Chlorodiazepoxide
Librium Chlorodiazepoxide
Lice-Enz Foam Pyrethrins & Piperonyl Butoxide
Licon Fluocinonide (topical)
LidaMantle Lidocaine (topical)
LidaMantle HC Hydrocortisone (topical)
Lidemox Fluocinonide (topical)
Lidex Fluocinonide (topical)
Lidoderm Lidocaine (topical)
Lidox Clidinium
Lidoxide Chlorodiazepoxide
Life-Pred Prednisolone (ophthalmic)
Lignocaine Lidocaine (topical)
Limbitrol Chlorodiazepoxide
Lincocin Lincomycin
Linoltec with Codeine Acetaminophen & Codeine
Lioresal Baclofen
Lipancreatin Pancrelipase
Lipidil Fenofibrate
Lipitor Atorvastatin
Lipoxide Chlorodiazepoxide
Liqui-Doss Poloxamer 188
Liquid Tagamet Cimetidine
Liquimat Alcohol & Sulfur
Liquiprin Acetaminophen
Liquor Carbonis Detergens Coal Tar (topical)
Listerex Salicylic Acid
Listermint with Fkuoride Sodium Fluoride
Lithane Lithium
Lithizine Lithium
Lithobid Lithium
Lithonate Lithium
Lithostat Acetohydroxamic Acid (AHA)
Lithotabs Lithium
Litrosone Betamethasone (topical)
Livostin Levocabastine
Lixolin Theophylline
Lo-Trox Diphenoxylate & Atropine
Lo/Ovral Norgestrel & Ethinyl Estradiol
Locacorten Flumathasone (topical)
Locoid Hydrocortisone (topical)
Lodine Diflunisal
Lodoxide Clidinium
Lodrane LD Carbinoxamine
Loestrin Norethinedrone Acetate & Ethinyl Estradiol
Lofene Diphenoxylate & Atropine
Loftran Quazepam
Logen Diphenoxylate & Atropine
Lomanate Diphenoxylate & Atropine
Lombriareu Pyrantel
Lomine Dicyclomine
Lomotil Diphenoxylate & Atropine
Loniten Minoxidil
Lonox Diphenoxylate & Atropine
Lopid Gemfibrozil
Lopidine Apraclonidine
Lopressor Metoprolol
Lopressor HCT Metaprolol & Hydrochlorothiazide
Lopressor SR Metoprolol
Loprox Ciclopirox (topical)
Lopurin Allopurinol
Lorabid Loracarbef
Lorazepam Intensol Lorazepam
Lorcet Hydrocodone & Acetaminophen
Loroxide Benzoyl Peroxide
Lortab Hydrocodone & Acetaminophen
Lortab ASA Hydrocodone & Aspirin
Losec Omeprazole
Losopan Magaldrate
Losopan Plus Magaldrate & Simethicone
Lotemax Loteprednol (ophthalmic)
Lotensin Benazepril
Lotio Aculfa Salicylic Acid
Lotrel Benazepril
Lotriderm Clotrimazole (topical)
Lotrimin AF Clotrimazole (topical)
Lotrimin Cream Clotrimazole (topical)
Lotrimin Lotion Clotrimazole (topical)
Lotrimin Ointment Clotrimazole (topical)
Lotrimin Ultra Butenafine (topical)
Lotrisone Clotrimazole (topical)
Lovatol Penbutolol
Lowsium Magaldrate
Lowsium Plus Magaldrate & Simethicone
Loxapac Loxapine
Loxitane Loxapine
Loxol Indapamide
Lozide Indapamide
Lucidex Caffeine
Ludiomil Maprotiline
Lufyllin Theophylline
Lufyllin-400 Dyphilline
Lumigan Bimatoprost
Luminal Phenobarbital
Luride Sodium Fluoride
Lyderm Fluocinonide (topical)
Lysodren Mitotane
Generic Brand
Labetalol Normodyne, Trandate
Labetalol & Hydrochlorothiazide Normozide, Trandate HCT
Lactulose Cholac, Chronula, Constilac, Constulose, Duphalac, Evalose, Generlac, Heptalac, Kristalose, Lactulax, Proctalac
Lamivudine 3TC, Combivir, Epivir, Trizivir
Lamotrigine Lamictal
Lansoprazole Prevacid
Latanoprost Xalatan
Leflunomide Arava
Leucovorin Citrocovorin, Folinic Acid, Wellcovorin
Levalbuterol Xopenex
Levamisole Ergamisol
Levetiracetam Keppra
Levobetaxolol Betaxon
Levobunolol (ophthalmic) AKBeta, Betagen
Levocabastine Livostin
Levocarnitine Carnitor, L-Carnitine, VitaCarn
Levodopa Dopar, Larodopa
Levofloxacin Levaquin
Levonorgestrel & Ethinyl Estradiol Alesse, Aviane, Deasonale, Levlen, Levlite, Levora, Min-Ovral, Nordette, Tri-Levlen, Triphasil, Triquilar, Trivora
Levorphanol Dromoran, Levo-Dromoran, Levorphan
Levothyroxine Eltroxin
Lidocaine & Prilocaine (topical) Emla
Lidocaine (Mucosal-local) Xylocaine, Zilactin-L
Lidocaine (topical) LidaMantle, Lidoderm, Lignocaine, Xylocaine
Lincomycin Lincocin
Lindane G-Well, GBH, Kwellada, Kwildane, PMS Lindane
Linezolid Zyvox
Liothyronine Cytomel
Liotrix Euthoid, Thyrolar
Lisinopril Prinivil, Zestril
Lisinopril & Hydrochlorothiazide Prinzide, Zestoretic
Lithium Carbolithl, Cibalith-S, Duralith, Eskalith, Lithane, Lithizine, Lithobid, Lithonate, Lithotabs
Lodoxamide Alomide
Lomefloxacin Maxaquin
Lomustine CCNU, CeeNU
Loperamide Apo-Loperamide, Imodium, Kaopectate, Pepto Diarrhea Control
Lopinavir Kaletra
Loracarbef Lorabid
Loratadine Alavert, Claritin, Claritin-D
Lorazepam Apo-Lorazepam, Ativan, Lorazepam Intensol, Novolorazem, Nu-Loraz
Losartan Cozaar, Hyzaar
Loteprednol (ophthalmic) Alrex, Lotemax
Lovastatin Advicor, Altocor, Mevacor, Mevinolin
Loxapine Loxapac, Loxitane

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