When It's OK to Buy Generic Medicine

Published 05/07 2014 10:56AM

Updated 05/07 2014 11:02AM

Toby Cox from Families First Pediatrics explains to Gretchen that buying generic brands of medicine is usually just fine. The amount of medicine is regulated by the FDA so you are technically getting the same amount of medicine and dosage for your money. 

People with certain allergies and other restrictions need to be careful because other additives in the medicine aren't regulated by the FDA.

When are kids considered adults when it comes to medicine dosages? Toby says for the general child population it's age 12, but consult your pediatrician for a specific age for your child.

Visit www.FFPeds.com for locations and more information about Families First Pediatrics. 

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