FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find information concerning my pharmaceuticals?
You can easily find information about your pharmaceuticals by clicking on the links below:
What are generic pharmaceuticals?
Generic pharmaceuticals are copies of products from the original manufacturer. This means that the generic product contains the same active substances as the original product and therefore has the same effect. There can be some differences in excipients, taste, color, etc. When the patent on an original pharmaceutical product expires after 20 years, other manufacturers can produce and market a copy. The copy has to be approved by the national authorities on the same terms as the original product, meaning that the drugs must meet the same standard of quality.
What are parallel imported pharmaceuticals?
Parallel imported pharmaceuticals are the original manufacturer's products, which are then repackaged by Orifarm. The products are bought in other EU countries, where they are cheaper and can in turn be sold for less than the original products. Orifarm is authorized as a parallel importer by the local authorities and all parallel imported products are likewise approved by the local authorities.
Can I buy pharmaceuticals directly from Orifarm?
As a consumer you can't buy pharmaceuticals or over-the-counter (OTC) medicine directly from Orifarm. Pharmaceuticals are bought at your local pharmacy.
Can I receive individual medical advice from Orifarm?
We advise you to seek counsel from your doctor, when it concerns individual medical treatment.
How do I know if there's money to save on my medicine?
Your doctor or pharmacy can help you find out if the medicine you need is available as a generic or parallel imported product, which can end up saving you a lot of money.
Do you have other questions?
We will gladly answer your question(s) and look forward to talking with you.