Generic medicine is pharmaceutical product having active ingredient same as starting pharmaceutical products which are sold after patent of starting pharmaceutical products (new medicine) expired.
- Point 1: We can say that it is generally cheap and is more economical than starting pharmaceutical products.
It leads to reduction of self-burden of everybody, improvement of Yokohama-shi National Health Insurance finance.
- Point 2: Effect and safety are approximately equal to starting pharmaceutical products.
Form or color of medicine may be different from starting pharmaceutical products.
- Point 3: There is not generic medicine to all pharmaceutical products.
By treatment policy and medical institution of doctor, stock of drugstore, we may not offer generic medicine.
When generic medicine is hoped for, please consult with doctor, pharmacist.
Do you have "prescription notebook?"
Contents of prescription are listed in prescription notebook, of medicine drink, and is useful for health care of check and you of laying upon. Please consult with family drugstore.
Please refer to ward office Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section of ward to live.