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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Get Buckley's Complete for a wide variety of cold, cough and flu symptoms. Try this more concentrated formula. Fast-acting relief from cold and flu symptoms: Coughs, Nasal and sinus congestion, Fever, Sore throat pain, and Minor aches and pains.
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING. May take every 4-6 hours or as required. Adults and children over 12 years old: 1 to 2 teaspoons (5 to 10 mL). Maximum 6 doses/day. If preferred, mix with equal parts honey. Not for children under 12.
Each teaspoonful (5 mL) contains: acetaminophen 325 mg and menthol 20 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Ammonium carbonate, butylparaben, camphor, Canada balsam, caramel, glycerin, menthol, pine needle oil, polyethlene glycol, propylparaben, sodium cyclamate, tincture of capsicum, viscarin, water.
Store between 15ºC and 30ºC.