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.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. IF YOU WILL BE USING THIS MEDICINE AT HOME, be sure that you understand exactly how to inject it. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature away from heat and sunlight. DO NOT REFRIGERATE. Avoid storing this in the glove compartment or trunk of your car in the summer. If the solution is not clear or turns brown, replace the unit. Check the expiration date periodically and replace the unit before it expires.
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include nervousness, tremors, headache, difficulty sleeping, or nausea. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site; rash; hives; itching; fast heartbeat; wheezing; or increased difficulty breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. DO NOT INCREASE YOUR DOSE or use this medicine more often than recommended by your doctor. IF YOUR BREATHING PROBLEMS DO NOT IMPROVE, or if they get worse after using this medicine, contact your doctor immediately. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist