Saturday, June 27, 2009


For as long as I can remember, I’ve always gone for the brand name drugs. Lulled into the belief that all things branded must be better, I would steer clear of generic medicine at all costs.

Much to my dismay, I’ve always been afflicted with acne and it has been an ongoing battle since my early teens. After trying almost everything under the sun – from home remedies to drug store cures, I almost gave up until the family doctor prescribed Retin-A for my problem.

At first, I didn’t mind spending the money making sure that Retin-A is perpetually restocked at home because it works. But times are bad, and all this talk of living frugally has got me to rethink my monthly expenditure.

My cousin (who by the way, is the epitome of all things thrifty) asked me to consider getting generic Retin-A as a means to cutting down costs. After doing some research online, I found out that the active ingredients of the generic Retin-A and the original are the same. I knew that I just had to try it for myself and I did.

The benefits in both are the same! Just think of the money I could have saved all those years ago! And the possibilities are endless; there’s generic Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Xenical, Propecia – you name it.

Now if someone were to come up to me with a genric medicine vs. brandname dilemma, I know just what to tell them.

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