Why should I take a generic drug?
Generic drugs typically cost less than brand-name drugs and have lower copays/coinsurance.
Generic medications have the same active ingredients, safety, dosages, quality, and strength as their brand-name counterparts. Both brand-name drugs and generic drugs must get approval from the FDA before they can be sold.
The FDA requires generic drugs to have the same quality and performance as brand-name drugs.
Log in to My Health to find out if there are generic alternatives for drugs you take. Ask your doctor if you have questions about generic drugs.
GenericSample is a way for you to try generics for free. This program waives your copay/coinsurance for the first 30-day fill of select generic prescriptions. GenericSample is only offered at participating retail pharmacies. It is not available under the 90-day maintenance drug benefit or on HealthSave plans.
|Alendronate 35, 70mg (Fosamax)
||Metformin 500, 850, 1,000 mg (Glucophage)|
|Amlodipine 5,10 mg (Norvasc)
||Metformin ER 500, 750 mg (Glucophage)|
|Atorvastatin (all dosages)
||Naproxen 500 mg (Naprosyn)|
|Benazepril 10,20, and 40 mg (Lotensin)
||Omeprazole 20 mg (Prilosec)|
|Bupropion SR 150 mg (Wellbutrin)
||Paroxetine 10, 20, and 30 mg (Paxil)|
|Carvedilol 3.125, 6.25, 12.5, 25 mg (Coreg)
||Pravastatin 10,20, and 40 mg (Pravachol)|
|Citalopram 20, 40 mg (Celexa)
||Quinipril 10, 20, and 40 mg (Accupril)|
|Diclofenac Sodium 75 mg EC (Voltaren)
||Sertraline 50, 100 mg (Zoloft)|
|Doxazosin 4 mg (Cardura)
||Simvastatin 10, 20, 40, and 80 mg (Zocor)|
|Enalapril 10 mg (Vasotec)
|Fluoxetine 20 mg (Prozac)
|Ibuprofen 800 mg (Motrin)
|Lisinopril 10, 20, and 40 mg (Prinivil)