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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If you are suffering from a yeast infection, you can easily take care of the problem: Go to the pharmacist and ask for a modern anti-fungal treatment, e.g. Canesten. Use only if you have already had a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed by a medical practitioner and you have the same symptoms now. The active ingredient in Canesten prevents the development and proliferation of yeast cells and which kills them. Only yeast cells are affected, while human cells remain unharmed. This is why Canesten is also very well tolerated; transient, mild side-effects occur only rarely. It is important for you to eliminate the cause of the yeast infection and at the same time be freed quickly of its accompanying unpleasant symptoms such as itchiness and burning. For this reason, Bayer offers the anti-fungal product Canesten as a vaginal cream and a vaginal tablet (pessary/vaginal tablet). The vaginal cream or tablet is inserted into the vagina with a special applicator, where it eliminates the infection at its source. You can support treatment of the burning sensation and itchiness at the vaginal entrance by applying Canesten cream.