What are generics?
Generics are drugs that contain the same dose of the same active ingredient, as does the original drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Inactive ingredients of branded and generic medicines may differ.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have different requirements for generic medicines.
The TGA approves for the treatment of erectile dysfunction only those generics, which have the same form of release and method of use, as the branded drug.
For example, a generic version of Cialis (Tadalafil) 20 mg tablets can be approved by the TGA only if it:
1. Contains 20mg of the active ingredient Tadalafil
2. Is produced in the form of tablets for oral administration
Unlike the TGA, the EMA allows that the original drugs and their generics have different forms of release and methods of use.
- In Europe, some analogues of proprietary drugs for the treatment of erectile dysfunction are called “hybrid” generics
- An example of a “hybrid” generic of Viagra 100mg oral tablets is 100mg chewable tablets Nipatra