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What is the difference between brand name and generic name?

Asked by missunknown, 17 Dec '08 10:36 pm
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Brand Name is the name given to a certain basic product better known by its generic product.

The simplest example is - say CROCIN. This is the name of a tablet known by its brand name.

The drug used for making the CROCIN tablet is Paracetamol which is the generic name of the drug used in making CROCIN.

Paracetamol is also used in making other branded tablets like Calpol, Metacin etc.
Answered by S. Ramesh, 17 Dec '08 10:40 pm

 
  
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Brand name is your ex-boy friend and generic name is your present husband
Answered by Police case, 17 Dec '08 10:38 pm

 
  
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Brand name can be bought or built, generic name can only be inherited.
Answered by Manish Bajpai, 17 Dec '08 10:39 pm

 
  
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For medicines, this can be explained by the following example:
Paracetamol is the generic name, while Calpol or Crocin is the corresponding brand name.
Answered by Biswaroop Ghosh, 17 Dec '08 10:39 pm

 
  
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Brand Name is the name of the company's product or name. Example Xerox is the manufacturere of photo copy mahchines, whereas we all say to get a xerox.
Answered by ram kishore rathi, 23 Dec '08 05:33 pm

 
  
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Brand name is the name given by the manufacturer tbe genetic name is the name of the compositon of chemicals. Antibiotics have so many brand names in market but genetically they may be from sulphar or pensilin composition.
Answered by mutharaju ramana, 18 Dec '08 02:27 pm

 
  
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A Brand name is an unique distinguishing name given to a product. It differentiates a product from that of others in the category. A generic brand name is undistinguishable name which a product inherits. Normally there are three stages involved.
First there is a commodity. Then it turns into product and then into a brand.
The curse of generic brand is that users are not able to distinguish a generic brand from others. For example, earlier people used to call packaged drinking water as Bisleri and then they used to buy any product. In all, generic brand is a curse to a brand and the brand managers must takes proper measures to stop a brand becoming generic.
Answered by MRINAL GHOSH, 18 Dec '08 02:16 pm

 
  
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Brand name is the brand develovped by the manufacturer in over the year which is almost sustainable for years and payback in terms of goodwill or money.
The generic name is the first component of an organism's binomial scientific nomenclature, classifying an organism with like organisms; the second component of a scientific nomenclature is species.
Answered by D chhetri, 18 Dec '08 01:27 pm

 
  
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It is especially for pharma products...
ex: CROCIN is the brand name and paracetamol is the generic name
barnd name varies from mfg company to company and generic name remains the same irrespective of company...
Answered by kyatam vinamrath kumar, 18 Dec '08 01:00 pm

 
  
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