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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Mirena is a popular progestin intrauterin device (IUD) that has proven itself to be highly efficient in preventing the patient (the woman) from becoming pregnant for a certain time period (in some cases, the effect lasts for 5 years). This device alters the uterus lining, therefore preventing implantation (in case the fertilization does occur).
Alert your personal physician if you are experiencing any of these common side effects while using Mirena: acne; breast pain or tenderness; back pain; cramps; changes in sex drive; headache; depression; hair loss; lack of menstruation; irregular bleeding; sinus infection; nausea; nervousness; skin problems; stomach pain, etc. You should seek medical care immediately if you experience any of these severe side effects: severe allergic reactions (hives; rash; itching; breathing difficulty; chest tightness; mouth, lips, face or tongue swelling); vision changes; breast lumps; fever; chills; dizziness; genital sores; mood or mental changes, etc. Alert your personal physician if you experience anything abnormal while using Mirena.