By law the active ingredients in generic medications must be exactly the same as in the name brand.
The inactive ingredients can be different however.
For most people there are no issues and they do not notice any difference between generic and name brand.
A considerable amount of people who claim that generics do not work as good as name brand are "name brand fanatics" so to speak. They only believe that the name brands are better.
In some cases though some people do have issues with the fillers. For some reason they keep the active medications from entering the system properly.
It should also be noted that there are also cases where people have better results with a generic than the name brand, most likely due to the filler issue.
What it all boils down to is that there is no reason to suspect a generic medication will work any differently, be it better or worse, than the name brand. The real instances of them working differently are few and far between when you consider how many prescriptions are filled for these medications every month.
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