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.
Also Known as Batrafen
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Chemical Name CICLOPIROX (sye-kloe-PEER-ox)pPenlac is used along with regular nail trimming to treat fungal infections of the fingernails and toenails. Penlac is in a class of medications called antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of nail fungus.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while using this medication include redness at the place where you applied the Penlac.
Penlac Nail Lacquer may cause serious side effects. Stop using Penlac Nail Lacquer and call your doctor at once if you have: unusual or severe itching, redness, burning, dryness, or irritation of treated skin; or discoloration or other changes in the nails.