Why Should You Purchase Generic Ultram?
If your doctor prescribess Ultram for moderate to severe pain, you may want to ask him if you can purchase generic Ultram. Generic Ultram is labeled with the name Tramadol. Purchasing Tramadol rather than Ultram can save as much as 50% in prescription cost.
The German pharmaceutical company Grunenthal Gmb H created Tramadol. They originally marketed it under the name Tramal. They then cross licensed the drug to other companies so it would be produced, but each company marketed the drug under a different name, with Ultram being one of the more common.
What is the difference between name brand Ultram and generic Ultram? When a new drug is created by scientists, they give it a generic name. The next step is for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve the drug for use by consumers. When this happens, a drug company usually gives the drug a shorter, easier to remember name. That company can hold the exclusive rights to that drug for up to 20 years. After that, other companies can begin to make a generic version of the drug. But, you may be wondering if the generic version of a drug works as well as the brand version. In almost 100% of the cases, the generic drug works just as well. But, the best part is you end up saving money by buying generic Ultram. In fact, your insurance company may actually encourage you to use generic versions of Ultram as it will not only save you money, but them as well.
How can generic drugs cost so much less than the brand versions? The companies that sell the generic versions of a drug do not spend as much money in research or advertising, so they charge you less for your prescription.
So if you need to get a prescription for Ultram filled, ask your doctor if generic Ultram would be acceptable. You could end up saving some money!
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.