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Vitamin D3 is available in generics and as an over-the-counter medication. Generic medicine vitamin D3 is much cheaper than the branded version. Vitamin D supplementation is advised to patients with osteoporosis, low calcium, low phosphorous, and other medical conditions such as CKD and thyroid disorders.
Restless leg syndrome is a condition characterized by uncomfortable or painful sensations in the legs, affecting sleeping and causing exhaustion. Generic drugs for restless leg syndrome may include pramipexole, rotigotine, ropinirole, gabapentin, among others.
Generic drugs and biosimilars are marketed as cheaper versions of brand-name drugs but they are available only after the patent on the brand-name drug expires. There are differences between generic drugs and biosimilars. Generic drugs are “identical” to the brand-name drugs in chemical composition, but biosimilars are “highly similar.”
Generic Eliquis (apixaban) is a medicine used for the prevention of the formation of blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation (afib) and those who undergo hip/knee replacement surgery. The FDA has recently approved a generic version of apixaban, which could be much cheaper than Eliquis.
Generic drugs for a urinary tract infection (UTI) may include certain types of antibiotics because most of the UTIs are caused by bacteria. Trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole, amoxicillin/potassium clavulanate, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, and fosfomycin are a few common generic drugs for UTI.
Generic drugs for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) include alpha-blockers such as alfuzosin, doxazosin, prazosin, and tamsulosin; 5-alpha reductase inhibitors such as finasteride and dutasteride; phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors such as tadalafil.
Generic Atripla is a combination of three drugs called efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir. It is effective against HIV. Please note that Generic Atripla is not a cure for HIV; instead, it controls the infection and prevents the body from new secondary infections and even cancer.