Generics: introduction

Have you ever hesitated when your pharmacist offered you the option of generic substitution?

What you need to know

Before you start, remember that you should always talk to your doctor or pharmacist to find out whether generics are right for you.

When not to substitute

The Medicines Control Council recommends that substitution with generics should not occur in certain cases.

Save money on meds

Generic meds are as good as the orignal. Use our generic meds tool to find the generic version for the meds you are taking, and see how much you'll save.


In general, generic medicine gets a unanimous thumbs-up!

Savings at pharmacies

Generics have long offered a safe and inexpensive alternative to many brand-name drugs.

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