- As consumer you have the right to choose which brand of medicine to use as long as it is the same generic name as prescribed by your physician. Generic dispensing is also very popular nowadays. You don't need to worry about the quality of generic drug over branded because they are pretty much the same.
Original and fake medicines obviously differs in effect. Fake drugs can worsen the condition and that is something we certaintly don't like. It is the same as buying fake car parts rather than buying original toyota parts. If the part is not authentic, you will never be sure of its effect to the overall function of the car. As to original medicine, we will get the expected beneficial effect out of it.
If you're in doubt on the authenticity of the drug, ask for the Product Registration isaued by FDA Philippines.