A generic drug is a pharmaceutical drug consisting of the same chemical substance as a drug that was originally protected by chemical patents. Generic drugs are allowed for sale after the patents on the original drugs expire. Because the active chemical substance is the same as in the original drug, the medical profile of generics is believed to be equivalent in performance.
A generic drug has the same active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) as the original, but it may differ in some characteristics such as the manufacturing process, formulation, excipients, color, taste, and packaging . A branded generic is a molecular copy of an off-patent product with a trade name.
Navamedic have a range of products that is classified as branded generics and employees with long-time experience in the area.
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