It's an argument that has gone on in my household and at work for a while now. Everyone has their own views on what painkillers work best, some opt of the much more expensive branded options and others like me go for the far cheaper generic products.
Is there a difference between the actual drugs? Why is one cheaper than the other? Does paying more give you a better product? What is the reasoning behind the contrasting prices? This is giving me a headache!!!!
Despite me showing this to some friends/family that swear by the branded drugs, they still opt for the more expensive option. To me, this is a classic case of the placebo effect.... Anyway, that's probably something to be discussed in another blog!
What side of the fence are you on, branded or generic and why pay more?
The range of over-the-counter medicines is huge and can be overwhelming, especially if you have a sore head and are feeling vulnerable. The product that shouts loudest, stating it will take away all your pain, is tempting. There are legitimate reasons why brand-leader medicines cost more. The pharmaceutical companies that produce them will have conducted the initial multi-million-pound drug research and trials essential for product safety. The more modestly priced generic medications are made by companies creating cheaper versions once the patents set by brand-leaders have expired. So are the more expensive drugs more effective than their cheaper, generic versions?