Medicament Medicine

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

Brand Generic
M-Orexic Diethylpropion
M.O.S. Morphine
Maalox Aluminia & Magnesia
Maalox Psyllium
Maalox Anti-Gas Simethicone
Maalox GRF Simethicone
Maalox Plus Extra Strength Aluminia
Maalox Plus Extra Strength Magnesia & Simethicone
Maalox Quick DissolvingChews Calcium Carbonate
Maalox TC Aluminia & Magnesia
Macrobid Nitrofurantoin
Macrodantin Nitrofurantoin
Mag-Ox 400 Magnesium Oxide
Magan Magnesium Salicylate
Magnalox Aluminia
Magnalox Magnesia & Simethicone
Magnaprin Aspirin
Magnatril Aluminium Hydroxide
Magnolax Milk of Magnesia
Majeptil Thioproperazine
Malarone Atovaquonel
Malarone Proguanil
Malatal Atropine
Malatal Hyoscyamine
Malatal Scopolamine & Phenobarbital
Mallamint Calcium Carbonate
Mallergan-VC with Codeine Codeine
Mallergan-VC with Codeine Promethazine
Mallopres Reserpine & Hydrochlorthiazide
Maltsupex Malt Soup Extract
Mandelamine Methenamine
Mannest Diethylstilbestrol
Maolate Chlorphenesin
Maox Magnesium Oxide
Mapap Acetaminophen
Mapap Chlorpheniramine
Maprin Aspirin
Marax Ephedrine
Marax Hydroxyzine
Marax Theophylline
Marbaxin Methocarbamol
Marblen Calcium & Magnesium Carbonates
Marezine Cyclizine
Marflex Orphenadrine
Margesic #3 Acetaminophen & Codeine
Margesic-H Hydrocodone & Acetaminophen
Marinol Dronabinol
Marmine Dimenhydrinate
Marnal Aspirin
Marnal Butalbital
Marvelon Desogestrel & Ethinyl Estradiol
Masporin Otic Neomycin
Masporin Otic Polymixin B & Hydrocortisone (otic)
Matulane Procarbazine
Mavik Trandolapril
Maxair Pirbuterol
Maxalt Rizatriptan
Maxaquin Lomefloxacin
Maxeran Metoclopramide
Maxidex Dexamethasone (ophthalmic)
Maxidone Hydrocodone & Acetaminophen
Maxiflor Diflorasone (topical)
Maxivate Betamethasone (topical)
Maxzide Triamterne & Hydrochlorothiazide
Mazanor Mazindol
Mazepine Carbamazepine
Measurin Aspirin
Mebaral Mephobarbital
Mebendacin Mebendazole
Mebutar Mebendazole
Meclan Meclocycline (topical)
Meclicot Meclizine
Meclofen Meclofenamate
Meclomen Meclofenamate
Med Tamoxifen Tamoxifen
Med-Timolol Timolol (ophthalmic)
Meda Cap Acetaminophen
Meda Syrup Chlorpheniramine
Meda Tab Acetaminophen
Medi-Flu Acetaminophen
Medi-Flu Chlorpheniramine
Medi-Tran Meprobamate
Medigesic Acetaminophen
Medigesic Butalbital
Medihaler Ergotamine Ergotamine
Medihaler-Epi Epinephrine
Medihaler-Iso Isoproterenol
Medilium Chlorodiazepoxide
Mediplast Salicylic Acid
Medipren Ibuprofen
Medivert Meclizine
Medotar Coal Tar (topical)
Medrol Methylprednisolone (systemic)
Megace Megestrol
Megacillin Penicillin G
Melfiat-105 Phendimetrazine
Mellaril Thioridazine
Menaval Estradiol
Menest Esterified Estrogens
Menoject L.A. Oxandrolone
Mentax Butenafine (topical)
Mepro Analgesic Meprobamate & Aspirin
Meprogese Meprobamate & Aspirin
Meprogesic Meprobamate & Aspirin
Meprolonel Methylprednisolone (systemic)
Mepron Atovaquonel
Meprospan Meprobamate
Meridia Sibutramine
Mesalazine Mesalamine
Mestinon Pyridostigmine
Metadate Methylphenidate
Metaderm Betamethasone (topical)
Metaglip Glipizide
Metaglip Metformin
Metahydrin Benzthiazide
Metamucil Psyllium
Metatensin Reserpine & Trichlormethiazide
Meted Salicylic Acid & Sulfur
Meted Maximum Strength Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Salicylic Acid
Meted Maximum Strength Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Sulfur & Coal Tar
Methacin Capsaicin
Methadose Methadone
Methergine Methylergonovine
Methocel Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
Methylergometrine Methylergonovine
Methylin Methylphenidate
Meticorten Prednisone (systemic)
Metizol Metronidazole
Metopirone Metyrapone
Metosyn Fluocinonide (topical)
Metra Phendimetrazine
Metric 21 Metronidazole
Metro Cream Metronidazole
Metro I.V. Metronidazole
Metrogel Metronidazole
Mevacor Lovastatin
Meval Diazepam
Mevinolin Lovastatin
Mexate Methotrexate
Mexitil Mexiletine
Mi-Acid Aluminia
Mi-Acid Magnesia & Simethicone
Miacalcin Calcitonin
Micanol Anthralin
Micardis Hydrochlorothiazide
Micardis Telmisartan
Micatin Miconazole (topical)
Micrainin Meprobamate & Aspirin
Microgestin Norethindrone & Ethinyl Estradiol
Micronase Glyburide
microNEFRIN Recepinephrine
Midahist DH Chlorpheniramine
Midahist DH Codeine
Midamor Amiloride
Midchlor Dichloralphenazone & Acetaminophen
Midchlor Isometheptene
Midil-IB Ibuprofen
Midol 200 Ibuprofen
Midquin Dichloralphenazone & Acetaminophen
Midquin Isometheptene
Midrin Dichloralphenazone & Acetaminophen
Midrin Isometheptene
Mifeprex Mifepristone (RU-486)
Migergot Ergotamine
Migquin Dichloralphenazone & Acetaminophen
Migquin Isometheptene
Migrapap Dichloralphenazone & Acetaminophen
Migrapap Isometheptene
Migratine Dichloralphenazone & Acetaminophen
Migratine Isometheptene
Migrazone Dichloralphenazone & Acetaminophen
Migrazone Isometheptene
Migregot Caffeine
Migrend Dichloralphenazone & Acetaminophen
Migrend Isometheptene
Migrex Dichloralphenazone & Acetaminophen
Migrex Isometheptene
Milkinol Poloxamer 188
Miltown Meprobamate
Min-Ovral Levonorgestrel & Ethinyl Estradiol
Minims Pilocarpine
Minims Atropinem Atropine
Minims Cyclopentolate Cyclopentolate (ophthalmic)
Minims Homatropine Homatropine (ophthalmic)
Minims Phenylephrine Phenylephrine (ophtalmic)
Minipress Prazosin
Minitran Nutroglycerin
Minizide Polythiazide
Minizide Prazosin
Minocin Minocycline
Minostat-Derm Miconazole (topical)
Mintezol Thiabendazole
Mintox Aluminia & Magnesia
Mintox Extra Strength Aluminia
Mintox Extra Strength Magnesia & Simethicone
Minzolum Thiabendazole
Miocarpine Pilocarpine
Miostat Carbachol
Miradon Anisindione (oral)
Mirapex Pramipexole
Mircette Desogestrel & Ethinyl Estradiol
Mitride Dichloralphenazone & Acetaminophen
Mitride Isometheptene
Mitrolan Polycarbophil
Mixtard Insulin
Moban Molindone
Mobic Meloxicam
Mobidin Magnesium Salicylate
Mobiflex Tenoxicam
Modane Docusate
Modane Psyllium
Modecate Fluphenazine
ModiCon Norethindrone & Ethinyl Estradiol
Modified Shohl’s Solution Sodium Citrate & Citric Acid
Moditen Fluphenazine
Modrastane Trilostane
Moduret Amiloride & Hydrochlorothiazide
Moduretic Amiloride & Hydrochlorothiazide
Mogadon Prazepam
Moisture Drops Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
Molatoc Docusate
Molatoc-CST Casanthranol
Monistat Miconazole (vaginal)
Monistat 1 Tioconazole (vaginal)
Monistat 3 Miconazole (vaginal)
Monistat 5 Miconazole (vaginal)
Monistat 7 Miconazole (vaginal)
Monitan Acebutolol
Mono-Gesic Salsalate
Monodox Doxycycline
Monoket Isosorbide Mononitrate
Monopril Fosinopril
Morphitec Morphine
Motion-Aid Diphenhydramine
Motofen Difenoxin & Atropine
Motrin Ibuprofen
Motrin-IB Ibuprofen
Movergan Selegiline
MS Contin Morphine
MSIR Morphine
MST Continus Morphine
Mucinium Herbal Sennosides
Mucolysin Tiopronin
Mudrane Theophylline
Mudrane GG Ephedrine
Mudrane GG Phenobarbital
Muilophene Clomiphene
Multipax Hydroxyzine
Murine Plus Naphazoline
Muro’s Opcon Naphazoline
Muse Alprostadil
Mustargen Mechlorethamine
My Cort Hydrocortisone (topical)
Myapap Elixir Acetaminophen
Mycelex Clotrimazole (topical)
Mycelex Troches Clotrimazole (oral-local)
Mycelex-7 Clotrimazole (vaginal)
Mycelex-G Clotrimazole (vaginal)
Mycifradin Neomycin (oral)
Myciguent Neomycin (topical)
Mycitracin Neomycin
Mycitracin Plymyxin B
Mycitracin Polymixin B & Bacitracin (topical)
Myclo Clotrimazole (topical)
Myclo Clotrimazole (vaginal)
Myco II Nystatin
Myco-Triacet II Nystatin
Mycobiotic II Nystatin
Mycogen II Nystatin
Mycolog II Nystatin
Mycostatin Nystatin (topical)
Mycostatin Nystatin (vaginal)
Mydfrin Phenylephrine (ophtalmic)
Myfed Triprolidine
Mygel Aluminia
Mygel Magnesia & Simethicone
Myidil Triprolidine
Myidone Primodone
Mykacet Nystatin
Mykrox Metolazone
Mylagen Aluminia
Mylagen Magnesia & Simethicone
Mylanta Aluminia
Mylanta Magnesia & Simethicone
Mylanta Psyllium
Mylanta Calci Tabs Calcium Carbonate & Magnesia
Mylanta Double Strength Aluminia
Mylanta Double Strength Magnesia & Simethicone
Mylanta Gas Simethicone
Mylanta Gelcaps Calcium & Magnesium Carbonates
Mylanta Maximum Strength Calcium Carbonate & Magnesium Hydroxide
Mylanta Night Time Strength Aluminium Hydroxide
Mylanta Plain Aluminia
Mylanta Plain Magnesia & Simethicone
Mylanta Regular Strength Aluminia
Mylanta Regular Strength Magnesia & Simethicone
Mylanta-AR Famotidine
Myleran Busulfan
Mylicon Simethicone
Mymethasone Dexamethasone (systemic)
Myocrisin Gold Sodium Thiomalate
Myolin Orphenadrine
Myotrol Orphenadrine
Myproic Acid Valproic Acid
Myrosemide Furosemide
Mysoline Primodone
Mytelase Ambenonium
Mytrex Nystatin
Mytussin AC Codeine
MZM Methazolamide
Generic Brand
Magaldrate Losopan, Lowsium, Riopan, Riopan Extra Strength
Magaldrate & Simethicone Losopan Plus, Lowsium Plus, Riopan Plus
Magnesia & Calcium Carbonate Amphojel Plus, Camalox
Magnesia & Simethicon Advanced Formula Di-Gel
Magnesia & Simethicone Alma-Mag, Almacone, Aludrox, AntaGel, Di-Gel, Diovol Plus, Gelusil, Kudrox, Maalox Plus Extra Strength, Magnalox, Mi-Acid, Mintox Extra Strength, Mygel, Mylagen, Mylanta, Mylanta Double Strength, Mylanta Plain, Mylanta Regular Strength, Rulox Plus, Simaal
Magnesium Carbonate Tempo
Magnesium Carbonate & Sodium Bicarbonate Genaton Extra Strength
Magnesium Citrate Citro-Mag, Citro-Nesia, Citroma
Magnesium Hydroxide Phillips’ Chewable, Phillips’ Consentrated, Phillips’ Magnesia Tablets, Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia
Magnesium Oxide Mag-Ox 400, Maox, Uro-Mag
Magnesium Salicylate Doan’s Pills, Magan, Mobidin
Magnesium Sulfate Bilagog
Magnesium Trisilicate Gaviscon-2, Triconsil
Malt Soup Extract Maltsupex, Syllamalt
Maprotiline Ludiomil
Masoprocol Actinex
Mazindol Mazanor, Sanorex
Mebendazole Mebendacin, Mebutar, Nemasole, Vermox
Mecamylamine Inversine
Mechlorethamine Mustargen
Meclizine Antivert, Bonamine, Bonine, D-Vert, Dramamine II, Meclicot, Medivert
Meclocycline (topical) Meclan
Meclofenamate Meclofen, Meclomen
Medroxyprogesterone Amen, Curretab, Cycrin, Depo-Provera, Premphase, Prempro, Provera, ProveraPak
Medrysone (ophthalmic) HMS Liquifilm
Mefenamic Acid Ponstan, Ponstel, Relafen
Mefloquine Lariam
Megestrol Megace
Melathion Derbac, Ovide
Meloxicam Mobic
Melphalan Alkeran, L-PAM, Phenylalanine Mustard
Memantine Namenda
Meperidine Demerol, Pathidine
Meperidine & Acetaminophen Demerol-APAP
Mephobarbital Mebaral
Meprobamate Acabemate, Apo-Meprabamate, Equanil, Medi-Tran, Meprospan, Miltown, Neuramate, Novomepro, Pax 400, Probate, Sedabamate, Trancot, Tranmep
Meprobamate & Aspirin Epromate-M, Equagesic, Equazine-M, Heptogesic, Mepro Analgesic, Meprogese, Meprogesic, Micrainin, Q-gesic, Tranquigesic
Mercaptopurine 6-MP, Purinethol
Mesalamine 5-ASA, Asacol, Canasa, Mesalazine, Pentasa, Rowasa, Salofalk
Mesoridazine Serentil
Metamphetamine Desoxyn, Desoxyn Gradumet
Metaprolol & Hydrochlorothiazide Co-Betaloc, Lopressor HCT
Metaproterenol Alupent, Arm-a-Med Metaproterenol, Dey-Dose Metaproterenol, Dey-Lute Metaproterenol, Prometa
Metaxalone Skelaxin
Metformin Avandamet, Glucophage, Metaglip, Riomet
Methadone Dolophine, Methadose, Physeptone
Methantheline Banthine, Hydropane
Metharbital Gemonil
Methazolamide MZM, Neptazane
Methenamine Atrosept, Dolsed, Hexalol, Hip-Rex, Hiprex, Mandelamine, Prosed/DS, Trac Tabs 2X, U-tract, UAA, Urex, Uridon, Urimed, Urinary Antiseptic No.2, Urised, Uriseptic, Uritab, Uritin, Uro-Ves
Methocarbamol Carbacot, Delaxin, Marbaxin, Robamol, Robaxin, Robaxisal, Robomol, Skelex
Methotrexate Amethopterin, Folex, Mexate, Rheumatrex, Trexall
Methotrimeprazine Levoprome, Nozinan
Methoxsalen Oxsoralen, UltraMOP
Methscopolamine D.A. Chewable, Dura-Vent/DA, Extendryl, OMNIhist L.A., Pamine, Prehist D
Methsuximide Celontin
Methyclothiazide Aquatensen, Duretic, Enduron
Methylcellulose Citrucel, Cologel
Methyldopa Aldomet, Apo-Methyldopa, Dopamet, Novomedopa, Nu-Medopa
Methyldopa & Chlorothiazide Aldoclor
Methyldopa & Hydrochlorothiazide Aldoril, Novodoparil, PMS Dopazide
Methylene Blue Atrosept, Dolsed, Hexalol, Prosed/DS, Trac Tabs 2X, U-tract, UAA, Uridon, Urimed, Urinary Antiseptic No.2, Urised, Uriseptic, Uritab, Uritin, Uro-Ves
Methylergonovine Methergine, Methylergometrine
Methylphenidate Conserta, Metadate, Methylin, PMS Methylphenidate, Ritalin
Methylprednisolone (systemic) Medrol, Meprolonel
Methyltestosterone Android, Estratest
Methysergide Sansert
Metipranolol (ophthalmic) OptiPranolol
Metoclopramide Apo-Metoclop, Clopra, Emex, Maxeran, Octamide, Reclomide, Reglan
Metolazone Diulo, Mykrox, Zaroxolyn
Metoprolol Apo-Metoprolol, Betolac, Lopressor, Lopressor SR, Novometoprol, NuMetop, Toprol
Metronidazole Apo-Metronidazole, Flagyl, Helidac, Metizol, Metric 21, Metro Cream, Metro I.V., Metrogel, Neo-Metric, Noritate, Novonidazol, PMS Metronidazole, Protostat, Satric, Trikacide
Metyrapone Metopirone
Mexiletine Mexitil
Miconazole (topical) Micatin, Minostat-Derm, Zeasorb-AF Powder
Miconazole (vaginal) Monistat, Monistat 3, Monistat 5, Monistat 7
Mifepristone (RU-486) Mifeprex
Miglitol Glyset
Milk of Magnesia Hayley’s M-O, Magnolax
Mineral Oil (osmotic) Agarol
Mineral Oil (softener/lubricant) Agarol
Minocycline Arestin, Minocin
Minoxidil Loniten
Minoxidil (topical) Dermal, Rogaine
Mirtazapine Remeron
Misoprostol Arthrotec, Cytotec
Mitotane Lysodren
Modafinil Provigil
Moexipril Uniretic, Univasc
Molindone Moban
Mometasone Nasonex
Mometasone (topical) Elocom, Elocon
Montelukast Singulair
Morcizine Ethmozine
Morphine Astramorph-PF, Avinza, Duramorph, Epimorph, Kadian, M.O.S., Morphitec, MS Contin, MSIR, MST Continus, Oramorph, RMS Uniserts, Roxanol, Statex
Moxifloxacin Avelox
Mupirocin (topical) Bactroban
Mycophenolate CellCept

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