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.
Known as Utovlan in the UK
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Take this medication by mouth as directed by your physician. You may take it with food or after a meal to prevent upsetting your stomach. The dosage should regularly be taken. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
To treat stopped menstrual periods and abnormal bleeding from the uterus, Norethindrone 5 mg is usually taken once daily for 5-10 days during the second half of the planned menstrual cycle or as directed by your physician. Withdrawal bleeding usually occurs within 3-7 days after you stop taking the medication.
The inactive ingredients are anhydrous lactose, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose.
Aygestin 5 mg may cause allergic reactions due to certain inactive ingredients. Let your physician know your medical history and if you are allergic to something. The medicine may make you dizzy; hence avoid driving or doing any other activity that requires attentiveness.
The less serious side effects of using Aygestin may include: