Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nini | 2011-09-29


Generic medication

Hi doc, please could you give me your personal opinion on whether Generic medication really is exactly the same as the original?

My husband refuses to use generic medication for anyone in our family, especially our daughter. It has gotten to a point where I dont even tell him anymore whether it''s original or generic - And he has never known the difference :-)

I find that it''s a lot cheaper, and to me it has the same effect.

I have just been given Sandoz as the generic for Augmentin for my daughter''s cold/cough/chest. Is it safe to assume it is just as effective?

Expert's Reply



Most generics available in this country are of a very high standard and are equivalent to the original product, but are cheaper.A product made by the pharmaceutical company Sandoz would be of the highest quality.

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