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.
Known as DE-Worm in the UK
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This medicine is an anthelmintic used to treat worm infections
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. THIS MEDICINE MAY BE CHEWED or crushed and mixed with food. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. FOR SOME INFECTIONS, ONLY 1 DOSE IS NEEDED, but for others, several doses are needed. TO CLEAR UP YOUR INFECTION COMPLETELY, continue taking this medicine for the full course of treatment even if you feel better. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
This infection spreads easily to others. Often all family members are treated to prevent recurrence. TO PREVENT REINFECTION: disinfect toilet and change and wash underwear, bedding, clothes, and towels daily. Wash hands and fingernails with soap often during the day, especially before eating and after using the toilet. IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS DRUG IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.