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.
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Auvi-Q is a prescription product that contains the active ingredient epinephrine. It is used for emergencies like anaphylactic allergic reactions. People with possibly fatal allergies should carry epinephrine on them if there is a chance they will be in contact with the allergen.
Epinephrine works by shutting down the symptoms of severe allergies like trouble breathing, swollen throat, and rash.
Auvi-Q is dosed based on weight. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to show you how to use it.
The active ingredient in Auvi-Q is epinephrine.
Use caution if you are taking any of the following drugs. However, in a life-threatening emergency, Auvi-Q should be given even at the risk of interactions.
Seek immediate hospital care after using Auvi-Q.
Use as directed. Auvi-Q is only intended for intramuscular injection in the leg.
Auvi-Q may worsen symptoms of heart disease.
Common side effects may include: