Are generic drugs the same as name brand drugs? Is Flexeril available in generic form?
The generic drugs are the same as the brand name drugs, though they are usually cheaper. If you have doubts, it is always possible to check the ingredients, doses, etc. online. I use the Canada Drugs site for this purpose as it offers descriptions of all meds that are sold there.
Generic drugs and brand name drugs are almost the exact same. The name of the drug and the price is different but everything else is the same. The original manufacturer of the drug invests a lot of time and money into researching and developing the drug. They will have the opportunity to get a patent license for the drug and be the only company legally allowed to sell the drug. The patent will expire at some point and then any manufacture can copy the drug and sell it as a generic version for a cheaper price. Generic drugs are cheaper because the invested money to produce it is substantially lower than it would be for the original manufacture. Research and development is not necessary and the only effort put into producing the generic version would be producing the drugs. The generic drug manufacture will use the exact same ingredient list and will be produced in the same manner as the brand name version. These are safe to use and are the exact same as the more expensive version and th