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

Brand Generic
R&C Pyrethrins & Piperonyl Butoxide
R-Tannamine Chlorpheniramine
R-Tannate Chlorpheniramine
R.A. Resorcinol
Ramses Nonoxynol 9
Ranicor Cefaclor
Raptiva Efalizumab
Raudixin Rauwolfia Serpentina
Rauval Rauwolfia Serpentina
Rauverid Rauwolfia Serpentina
Rauzide Reserpine
Reactine Cetrizine
Reclomide Metoclopramide
Rectocort Hydrocortisone
Rederm Hydrocortisone (topical)
Redutemp Acetaminophen
Reese’s Pinworm Medicine Pyrantel
Regasporin Neomycin
Regasporin Polymixin B & Bacitracin (ophthalmic)
Reglan Metoclopramide
Regonol Pyridostigmine
Regranes Becaplermin
Regroton Reserpine & Chlorthalidone
Regulace Casanthranol
Regulace Docusate
Regular Insulin
Regulax SS Docusate
Regulex Docusate
Reguloid Psyllium
Regutol Docusate
Rela Carisoprodol
Relafen Mefenamic Acid
Relaxadon Atropine
Relaxadon Hyoscyamine
Relaxadon Scopolamine & Phenobarbital
Relenza Zanamivir
Relpax Eletriptan
Remcol-C Acetaminophen
Remeron Mirtazapine
Remicade Infliximab
Reminyl Galantamine
Renedil Felodipine
Renese Polythiazide
Renese-R Reserpine & Hydrochlorthiazide
Renoquid Sulfacytine
Renova Retin-A Tretinoin
Rentamine Chlorpheniramine
Rentamine Ephedrine
Repan Acetaminophen
Repan Butalbital
Repan Caffeine
Requip Ropinirole
Rescon Chlorpheniramine
Rescriptor Delavirdine
Rescula Isopropyl Unoprostone
Reserfia Reserpine
Respbid Theophylline
Resporal Dexbrompheniramine
Restoril Temazepam
Retinoic Acid Tretinoin
Retrovir Zidovudine
ReVia Naltrexone
Rexigen Phendimetrazine
Reyataz Atazanavir
Rezamid Resorcinol & Sulfur
Rheaban Attapulgite
Rheumatrex Methotrexate
Rhinalar Flunisolide (nasal)
Rhinatate Chlorpheniramine
Rhinocort Aqua Budesonide (nasal)
Rhinocort Nasal Budesonide (nasal)
Rhinocort Turbuhaler Budesonide (nasal)
Rhinogesic Acetaminophen
Rhinogesic Chlorpheniramine
Rhinogesic Salicylamide
Rhinosyn Chlorpheniramine
Rhodis Ketoprofen
Rhotrimine Trimipramine
Rhulicort Hydrocortisone (topical)
Rhytmol Propafenone
Rid-A-Pain Acetaminophen
Rid-A-Pain Benzocaine (Mucosal-local)
Rid-A-Pain Compound Salicylamide
Ridaura-Oral Auranofin
Rifadin Rifampin
Rifamate Isoniazid
Rifamate Rifampin
Rifampicin Rifampin
Rilutek Riluzole
Rimactane Rifampin
Rimso-50 Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO)
Rinade B.I.D Chlorpheniramine
Riomet Metformin
Riopan Magaldrate
Riopan Extra Strength Magaldrate
Riopan Plus Magaldrate & Simethicone
Riphen Aspirin
Risperdal Risperidone
Ritalin Methylphenidate
Rivotril Clonazepam
RMS Uniserts Morphine
Ro-Antoin Nitrofurantoin
Ro-Profen Ibuprofen
Robafen AC Codeine
Robamol Methocarbamol
Robaxin Methocarbamol
Robaxisal Aspirin
Robaxisal Methocarbamol
Robidone Hydrocodone
Robigesic Acetaminophen
Robinul Glycopyrrolate
Robitel Tetracycline
Robitussin Acetaminophen
Robitussin Doxylamine
Robitussin A-C Codeine
Robitussin-DAC Codeine
Robomol Methocarbamol
Rogaine Minoxidil (topical)
Rolaids Calcium Carbonate & Magnesia
Rolaids Calcium Rich Calcium Carbonate
Rolaids Sodium Free Calcium Carbonate
Rolaids-Calcium Rich Calcium Carbonate
Rolatuss Chlorpheniramine
Rolatuss Codeine
Rolatuss with Hydrocodone Hydrocodone
Rondamine-DM Carbinoxamine
Rondec Carbinoxamine
Roubac Sulfamethoxazole
Roubac Trimethoprim
Rounox Acetaminophen
Rowasa Mesalamine
Roxanol Morphine
Roxicet Oxycodone & Acetaminophen
Roxicodone Oxycodone
Roxilox Oxycodone & Acetaminophen
Roxiprin Oxycodone & Aspirin
Rufen Ibuprofen
Rulox Aluminia & Magnesia
Rulox Plus Aluminia
Rulox Plus Magnesia & Simethicone
Ryna Chlorpheniramine
Ryna-C Codeine
Rynacrom Cromolyn
Rynatan Chlorpheniramine
Rynatuss Chlorpheniramine
Rynatuss Ephedrine
Rythmodan Disopyramide
Generic Brand
Rabeprazole Aciphex
Raloxifene Evista
Ramipril Altace
Ranitidine Apo-Ranitidine, Zantac
Rauwolfia Serpentina Raudixin, Rauval, Rauverid, Wolfina
Recepinephrine Advair Diskus, AsthmaNefrin, Dey-Dose Recepinephrine, microNEFRIN, Nephron, Norisodrine Aerotrol
Repaglinide Prandin
Reserpine Cam-Ap-Es, Cherapas, Hydropine H.P., Novoreserpine, Rauzide, Reserfia, Ser-A-Gen, Seralazide, Serpalan, Serpasil, Serpazide, Tri-Hydroserpine, Unipres
Reserpine & Chlorothiazide Diupres, Diurigen with Reserpine
Reserpine & Chlorthalidone Demi-Regroton, Regroton
Reserpine & Hydrochlorthiazide Hydropres, Hydrosine, Hydrotensin, Mallopres, Renese-R
Reserpine & Hydroflumethiazide Hydropine, Salazide, Salutensin
Reserpine & Methyclothiazide Diutensen-R
Reserpine & Trichlormethiazide Diurese R, Metatensin, Naquival
Resorcinol R.A.
Resorcinol & Sulfur Acne-Aid, AcnoAcnomel, Acnomel, Acnomel-Acne, Bensulfoid, Clearasil Adult Care, Night Cast Special Formula, Rezamid, Sulforcin
Ribavirin Tribavirin, Virazid, Virazole
Rifampin Rifadin, Rifamate, Rifampicin, Rimactane
Rifapentine Priftin
Riluzole Rilutek
Rimantadine Flumadine
Rimexolone (ophthalmic) Vexol
Risedronate Actonel
Risperidone Risperdal
Ritodrine Yutopar
Ritonavir Kaletra, Norvir
Rivastigmine Exelon
Rizatriptan Maxalt
Rofecoxib Vioxx
Ropinirole Requip
Rosiglitazone Avandamet, Avandia
Rosuvastatin Crestor

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