Whats the difference between a generic brand and trade brand drug?
im getting tylenol 3
- WillieLv 71 month ago
Trade brand is more expensive and a generic is much cheaper.
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
Pharmaceutical companies often get a monopoly on new medication so they can earn back the research-investments. Once the monopoly expires, other companies can produce the same medication and will sell it at a lowered price
- USAFisnumber1Lv 71 month ago
Tylenol is a brand name for acetaminophen. Only one company makes it. A generic brand is simply acetaminophen and a bunch of companies make it. Generic drugs are cheaper however you are far more likely to get a dangerous Chinese version than if you stick with Tylenol.
- Father of LiesLv 41 month ago
No difference, they are chemically identical.
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- billrussell42Lv 71 month ago
Tylenol 3 is a brand name. It is Codeine/paracetamol also known as codeine/acetaminophen and co-codamol,. Seven strengths are available (see ref).
In theory, in general, generic is same as brand name. Some users report differences, but they are in the minority.