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Generic Therapeutic Alternatives Available alternatives when there’s no generic for your brand-name drug
Patents typically protect brand-name drugs for 17 – 20 years. This means that no generic equivalent can be developed during that time. For brand-name drugs that have no generic equivalent — like Avapro®, Cozaar®, and Protonix® — generic therapeutic alternatives may be available.
Examples of therapeutic alternatives are:
Generic Therapeutic Alternative
Review our formulary to find generic therapeutic alternatives for other brand-name drugs.
How Generic Therapeutic Alternatives Work
Although they are not the exact chemical equivalents of the brand-name drugs they replace, generic therapeutic alternatives treat medical conditions in a similar way.
Talk to your doctor to find out if a generic therapeutic alternative could be right for you.