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Generic Equivalents

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Generic Equivalents



Comparing generic equivalents to brand-name medications

Generic drugs offer the same quality as brand-name medications. They work just like their brand-name equivalents in dosage, strength, performance and use. Generic drugs are required to meet the same quality and safety standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Saving money with generics

Generic drugs are just as effective, and they offer an average of 30%-80% savings over their brand-name counterparts. (Based on CVS Caremark retail cash prices.)

Finding a generic equivalent

Cost-saving generic medications are available for many prescription medications. When you sign up for Prescription Management, you'll be alerted if a generic alternative is available when you order a brand-name prescription. You'll then be given the option to refill with a generic or remain with your current prescription.