Generic Colors

The FDA requires generics to have the same quality, strength, purity, and stability as brand-name drugs.

While generic drugs are as effective at producing the results provided by their brand-name counterparts, they may not look exactly the same. However, although a generic pill may not be the same size, shape, or color of the brand-name drug it replaces, patients should not let these cosmetic differences deter them from taking the drugs. A recent study involving an essential drug shows that a difference in medication’s color may lead patients to discontinue its use. According to a study, patients who were prescribed anti-epileptic medications, those whose pill color had changed were 53 percent more likely to discontinue their use than those whose pill color remained consistent. This issue should be discussed with the pharmacist.

Do you have any questions about the size, shape or color of the medicine you are taking? At Med-Fast Pharmacy, we will always give you the best advice, based on the latest studies, research, and of course on our years of experience. You can always trust the quality of any prescription filled with us. We have 13 are locations to serve you, where we value your confidence and we perform our duties with your wellbeing in mind. If you have questions regarding any and all medications call your local Med-Fast Pharmacy.