Proof of Generic Medication Efficacy

The FDA assures that generic medications are as effective as brand-name versions, and a recent study provides evidence that patients can rely on that assurance. The research involved tracking the changes in cholesterol levels among people who switched from Lipitor to the generic atorvastatin. It was found that, on average, the study participants’’ “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) increased only 0.3% after the switch to Lipitor’s generic equivalent was made. Researchers estimated that, at the very worst, the switch to a generic could increase “bad” cholesterol (LDL) by about 6%, which would pose little increase of cardiovascular risk. In the best-case scenario, switching to a generic statin drug could reduce LDL by about 5%, which would be insignificant as well.

Please talk to a pharmacist at Med-Fast Pharmacy if you have any questions regarding generic medications. With our $4.00 Generic list we can save you and your family money on your prescription needs. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care for each customer and we look forward to having you as part of the Med-Fast Family.

HINT: Possible side effects of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs include muscle pain, nausea, and problems with the liver or nervous system. Statinzyme available at Med-Fast pharmacy may help alleviate some of these side effects. (These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease)