Generic Drug

These are not patented drugs, which means they cost less than brand name drugs. They work in the same way as their brand counterparts and contain the same active ingredients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that generic drugs are the same as brand name drugs in terms of quality, safety, strength, the way in which they work, and the way they are used.

The patient chose the generic drug option because it was far cheaper and he believed it would work the same as a brand name drug.