What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Aldactazide (spironolactone/HCTZ)

Brand

Aldactazide (spironolactone/HCTZ)

Strength

25/25mg

Generic

Generic Equivalent - Aldactazide (spironolactone/HCTZ)

Strength

25/25mg

50/50mg

Prescription Required

  • Product Details

    Description

    Chemical Name: SPIRONOLACTONE (speer-on-oh-LAK-tone)and HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (hye-droe-klor-oh-THYE-a-zide)

    Aldactazide potassium-sparing and thiazide diuretic combination used to treat high blood pressure and swelling due to excess body water.

    Cautions

    SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medication includes nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, dizziness or lightheadedness when standing or sitting up, decreased sexual ability, irregular menstrual periods, enlarged breasts (in men) and breast tenderness (in women).

    Product Code : 1324

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