SAME QUALITY AS BRAND NAME
All drugs (brand-name and generic) are reviewed and authorized for sale by Health Canada before they are available for prescription.
These medicines work the same way in the body as the original brand-name drug.
SAME ACTIVE INGREDIENTS AS BRAND NAME
These drugs have the same active ingredient (the chemical that makes the drug work) to work the same way in the body as the brand-name drug.
These drugs must also have the same amount of active ingredient in the prescription.
SAME MANUFACTURING STANDARDS AS BRAND NAME
To receive a license to manufacture and sell drugs in Canada, both brand-name companies and generic drug companies must follow the same Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines, which ensure consistent production and quality standards.