Anti Narcoleptic Generic vs Brand drug
As other categories of medicines, original anti narcoleptic drugs also have their generics. This name means reproduced drug, duration of patent protection for which has already expired. Accordingly to these peculiarities, generic is not the exclusive and real property of the pharmaceutical company that developed and owned of the first license for its sale.
Generics of anti narcoleptic drugs are to be produced, applying the similar technology, using the same source material as the in the production of brands. Usually, generics are to be made after the expiration of the patent of the original, but in some countries, including India, they are manufactured even before the end of the term of a patent’s expiry date. The original drug may have up to some hundred generics.
As for Modafinil, this preparation, as most drugs on the pharmaceutical market, has many generics. The most popular among them are Modavigil, Provigil, Modapro and others drugs.
Generics have the same medicinal properties and peculiarities as they contain the same basic components and ingredients as the brand preparations. Pharmacists recognized the safety of generics. There are no objective reasons for fear: the generic contains the same active drug substance (modafinil) as the original (patented) product. But generics may differ from the brand drugs by inactive ingredients, substances, fillers, preservatives, dyes, etc. Continue reading