A generic drug is identical to the brand-name drug in its effect, strength, safety, recommended dosage, side effects, and all other medical aspects.
The only significant difference, in fact, is in the price: generic drugs are always cheaper than brand, often costing half or one-quarter of what the brand-name drug costs.
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