Switching to a Generic Could Help You Save
Learn more about generics and how you can start saving.
Generic medications are just as effective as brand-name prescription drugs, and they offer an average of 30% to 80% savings over their brand-name counterparts.*
Cost-saving generic medications are available for many prescription medications. And we make it easier than ever to find out if there's a generic equivalent that's right for you.
Comparing Generic Medications
Generic drugs offer the same quality and active ingredient 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).
There are some differences that don't affect the way a generic medication works. Brand-name medications and their generic equivalents are legally required to look different. Inactive ingredients might be different, causing the generic drug to taste differently. And generic drugs are typically called by their chemical name.
Finding a Generic Equivalent
When you sign up for Prescription Management, you'll be alerted if a generic alternative is currently available when you order a brand-name prescription. You'll then be given the option to refill with the generic or remain with your current prescription.
If you have questions about switching to a generic, speak with your health care provider or your CVS pharmacist.
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