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Use generics. From medications like Tylenol (acetaminophen) and benadryl (diphenhydramine), many are exactly the same as the brand name, and always a LOT cheaper. They work the same, and a lot of time they are made by the same company. The same goes for food. Many are just as good.

Most of the generic brands are just as good as the name brands, although a few are not. It is a trial and error thing and depends on taste. Some things, like toilet paper, I haven't been able to find in the generic.
- Submitted by LINDAE12 7/25/2010 in Saving Money | 1 Comments
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KUTEY504 9/17/2010 12:32:00 AM

    all generic presciption drugs are not always the same. THe companies can get away with it if the main ingrediant is 80% or more. I found this out a few weeks ago when I had been in the hospital and was given a generic for a medication I had been taking for years. I told him that the medicine had started not working right again.(He asked me if it was generic and after I told him yes, he said that many generic meds are not the same as the name brand. I had always thought that they were the same. many prescripton drugs pass as long as they are 80% or more of the active ingrediant. I started taking the nongeneric again and I was better within a few days.My doc got a chuckle out of it when I told him how many times I had told someone that there was no difference in generic prescription meds and name brand. The one I have to take is very costly(of course) but it is one that I have to have the name brand on

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