Should you try a generic medicine?

Central and North Burnett Times - - LITTLE LEGENDS -

SAFE HOME: Re­turn all un­used medicines to the pharmacy. A FRE­QUENTLY asked ques­tion in each pharmacy is: “Would you like the pharmacy-pre­ferred med­i­ca­tion?”

“Pharmacy pre­ferred” or “generic” med­i­ca­tions use the same ac­tive in­gre­di­ent as the one that has been pre­scribed for you.

Phar­ma­cist Stephanie Tucker said the generic and pre­scribed brands should be viewed as equiv­a­lent.

She said pharmacy brands will save you money.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

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