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Are Medicine from different companies with same salt composition safe?

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so when i begun ordering for my grandparents form online website like netmed/1mg etc. i begun to notice that number of mediine with same salt composition in mg from diff companies came up in search result

my question is it safe if i order a low cost from different company with same salt ?

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It’s totally safe, they are called generic medicines. But online websites do not allow other medicines unless the doctor has mentioned the sale name on the prescription.

You can search for the generic medicines and ask your nearby pharmacy for that particular generic brand.

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All that users could see is the same salt name. But there are so many factors involved in the process of drug making.

Eg: formula on paper>Raw material purchase>Hire employees>Manufacturing>Quality testing>Marketing>Storing and Transport>Finally reaching Consumer.

Corruption can happen at any step. No one can guarantee the safety. This is where Brand value comes into picture. Even then there are instances where reputed pharma companies had to pay heavy compensations and penalties for faulty medicines.
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depends on company also and how peoperly they follow GMP.

for India we luckily fought and won in the WTO, to have have process patents instead of product patents.
but in the west, big pharma use the shady practice of “evergreening” a cash-cow.
(they tweak the composition slughtly or add a new molecule to get a new patent)

but here, different generics manufacturers/marketing companies can (copy) make the same drugs using different steps (proceas).

if GMP are followed and composition and delivery mechanism of the dosage is the same as intended, it should be safe for your bow granparents.

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on the face of it, that discussion is okay.

but from point of view of medicine or pharmacy there are A LOT of gaps and core fallacies, assumptions there.

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No it’s not always safe..for my mother , 1 month back sugar medicine changed from galvusmet 50/850 to torglip 50/850..
sugar level in fasting increased from 110 earlier to 240…and random to around 450, fingers also got swelled..again changed the medicine back to galvusnet, got instant relief within 2 days
so changing the medicine didnt worked for me even if salt composition was same
She does exercise more than me and many. Never eats Sweet and other Sweet things..

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switch and revert were as per guidance of experienced, knowledgeable medical care giver/ doctor

or 😨 self medication😭🤦🏻‍♂

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similar exp i had , i was prescribed some medicine by a small hospital and when i gone to a big hospital they prescribed the same salt but from diff. brand ; i said in later meeting that it is the same salt but the doctor insisted to take what he wrote ; got relief and now dont trust other small brand
mu cousin live in village who said that these free medicine from govt village hospital are nothing but chalk powder and dont work

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What was both medicine brand name?

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If patient is critical/older, I prefer medicine Manufactured by reputed company, I even dont by medicine marketed by reputed company. And they dont cost much. For others everything is okay.

Last month’s my mother was adviced 4 different medicine by an orthopedic doctor. All four were of same brand, quiet uncommon. It was lesser known brand. I just returned all the medicine and thrown the prescription to in-house pharmacist.

The problem is pateint don’t go to honest Doctor. This medical line is most crooked of all the trades

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Any strip costing rs 100 and above look out for generic.

local chemist’s have them so try 2-4 doses and see if there is a difference. If not, goto generic Whole seller where the difference in price is actual 75%.
Example :
Blood pressure 10 tabs strip
branded ₹135
Generic at local meds shop ₹110
Generic at online site ₹100
Generic at whole seller ₹45

That’s true for adult diapers too.

Shop owners need to pay rent and salaries so they make big money on generics. Funny part is when I confront the shop owner as why are you charging me full for generic by the inflated mrp. They say its branded.

On further confrontation gives a 20% discount. But it’s still 2 times my price at the whole seller.

There are many meds where branded are better. So it’s not blanket go for genetics slogan.

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If any one on this forum has a kid with Cerebral Palsy would know a Baclofin molecule tablet help in reducing muscle tightness and assists in physio therapy.

Sun pharm liofen 10mg strip of 10 tabs cost ₹112

Generic lobac 10mg 10 strips of 10 tablets each Rs 350. So 35 per strip.

Same results but yearly savings of ₹2900

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If doctor mentioned a note to pharmacist on alternate medicine allowed , would online websites allow ordering alternate medicine or prescribed medicine ?

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Yes, given “Substitute/Alternative allowed” mentioned on the prescription.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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As a doctor i can say yes there is difference in results of branded and generic medicines ( not in all but many medicines)

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Finally an awesome thread on DD which really helps people than other bakchod threads.
Thanks for all the contributions pray

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….and the creator sunglasses
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Can anyone share the list of top 5 pharmacy company which are reputed and gives good result.

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MOMETASONE FUROATE CREAM I.P

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Dear Sir, Can you provide me the Alter madicine of MOMETASONE FUROATE CREAM I.P. This madecine price is very high soi I want to take  this same composition madecine in low price.

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