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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INCRUSE ELLIPTA helps people with COPD breathe better for a full 24 hours. Results may vary.
Once-daily INCRUSE is a prescription medicine used long term to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for better breathing.
INCRUSE can cause serious side effects, including: - sudden breathing problems immediately after inhaling your medicine. If you have sudden breathing problems immediately after inhaling your medicine, stop taking INCRUSE and call your healthcare provider right away. - serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Stop taking INCRUSE and call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest emergency room right away if you get any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash; hives; severe itching; swelling of your face, lips, mouth, or tongue; breathing problems. - new or worsened eye problems, including acute narrow-angle glaucoma. Acute narrow-angle glaucoma can cause permanent loss of vision if not treated. Symptoms of acute narrow-angle glaucoma may include: eye pain or discomfort; nausea or vomiting; blurred vision; seeing halos or bright colors around lights; red eyes. If you have these symptoms, call your healthcare provider right away before taking another dose. - urinary retention. People who take INCRUSE may develop new or worse urinary retention. Symptoms of urinary retention may include: difficulty urinating; painful urination; urinating frequently; urination in a weak stream or drips. If you have these symptoms of urinary retention, stop taking INCRUSE, and call your healthcare provider right away before taking another dose. • Common side effects of INCRUSE include upper respiratory tract infection, stuffy or runny nose, cough, mouth and throat pain, joint pain, change in taste, muscle pain, tooth pain, stomach pain, bruising or dark areas of skin, and fast or irregular heartbeat