therapeutic equivalent


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therapeutic equivalent

a drug that has essentially the same effect in the treatment of a disease or condition as one or more other drugs. A drug that is a therapeutic equivalent may or may not be chemically equivalent, bioequivalent, or generically equivalent. See also bioequivalent, chemical equivalent, generic equivalent.

therapeutic equivalent

Health insurance A drug that controls a symptom or condition in the exact same way as another. See Generic drug.

therapeutic equivalent

A drug that has the same pharmacological effects and actions in the treatment of illnesses as another drug even though the drugs may not be chemically equivalent.
See also: equivalent
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