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06 Jan 2005

generic medicine
I will like to know what are generic medicine because i'm on arv's and they asked me if they can substitude my medicine with the generic medicine of which i do not know what is it. Can u please explain to me what are generic medicine and how do they work
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01 Jan 0001

Generic medication is the equivalent of the brand-name medication (eg. Pharmapress and Renitec). It contains the exact same active ingredient at the sam strength and in the same dosage form as the original product.

The Medicines Control Council (MCC) of South Africa requires that all medication, whether brand-name or generic medication, meet the standards of safety, strength, purity and effectiveness. For a medication to be marketed under a generic label, the manufacturer must comply with the MCC standards. The MCC sets up the guidelines and requires strict testing in order to ensure that generic medications are the same as the original product.
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