Difference Between Generic Sucralfate Drugs And Branded Drugs?
hello, I was usually given a doctor’s prescription using generic sucralfate and lansoprazole, but later I bought episan sucralfate, is that allowed or is there a dose difference? thank you
Hello, Harby Anwardi. Thank you for the questions submitted to HealthReplies.com We can understand the concern you feel.
Generic sucralfate and branded drugs as you mentioned both have the active ingredient in the form of sucralfate. This active ingredient is useful for treating ulcers / sores in the stomach or duodenum. Sucralfate works by forming a layer that protects the stomach / duodenum from acids, protein-breaking enzymes, and bile acids so as to provide an opportunity for the healing process of the stomach or duodenum.
The price difference between patent and generic drugs is generally due to the patents owned by branded drugs, even though the effectiveness of generic drugs and patent medicines are equally good. Both generics and branded drugs, with the exact same active ingredients, can replace each other. Both can be used in the same dosage setting, unless specifically instructed otherwise by a doctor for a particular consideration. However, it is recommended to consult first with the doctor who treats you directly before making replacement drug products.
To enrich insights, you can read articles on comparisons of generic drugs and patent medicines. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.