The active drug in the generic is the same as the brand name. What can vary is the inactive ingredients - the various starch powders, etc. used to carry the active ingredient, the constitution of the capsule, colorings. There's a small chance of reacting to these. I haven't had any trouble with the generic, but my generic looks identical to the branded capsules, down to the number on the cap, so I think it's really the same preparation, but sold under a generic name.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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