Tip 1: What are generic and should we be afraid of them

Today in society there is no unequivocal opinion on generic drugs.Ordinary citizens treat them cautiously and even fear, and doctors often consider them ineffective.Around generics happened many myths, including their potential danger.

Generics - analogues of drugs having equivalent composition and therapeutic properties as compared to the originals, the period of patent protection has expired.Generics are produced under different names, but in strict compliance with established regulations, quality and safety standards.Active ingredients and dosage of the active ingredients of generic drugs fully consistent with the brand.Differences may be composed of inactive ingredients that affect the color, size, shape and taste of the drug.However, the impact on the body, i.e. reaching speed and duration of maintaining a certain concentration of active substances in the blood, in the original generic and equally.Generics usually several times lower than the patented drug.This is due to the fact that the pric
e of the original drug include research, development and advertising campaigns, while the manufacturers of such costs is not unique.In addition, during the period of patent protection for the company manufacturing the original product has the exclusive right to sell.At the end of that period may release any generic pharmaceutical companies that create market competition and leads to lower prices.The bad reputation of generics often provide medical representatives of pharmaceutical companies producing patented drugs.Insufficient knowledge, poor efficiency, a higher rate of side effects, lack of biological, pharmaceutical and therapeutic equivalence - these and other unconfirmed research arguments lead doctors to believe that the appointment of generics are not the best idea.However, doctors prescribing medication with an eye on the financial situation of the patient, so the apparent low abundance still opt for the generic.However, a lot of drugs produced in Russia since the Soviet era and developed in the last decade, are generic, copied from foreign branded counterparts.Among them are known, widely and successfully applied in clinical practice, drugs, in particular, the "Diclofenac" "Fluconazole" "Pancreatin" "Loperamide" "furazolidone", "Ibuprofen" "Paracetamol" "metronidazole", "Azithromycin "" Enalapril "etc.Today, with the registration of generic necessarily being tested for biological and therapeutic equivalence.This gives some reason not to doubt their effectiveness.The research results are sounded at medical conferences and published in specialized journals.Generics let serious world-renowned pharmaceutical companies who value their name and reputation, including the developers of the original drugs.While branded drugs are often counterfeit, generics that happens rarely, because it is uneconomical.In general, the risk of generics greatly exaggerated, because almost every drug has a generic counterparts, providing physicians and patients the right to choose.In contrast, the generic - a significant segment in the pharmaceutical market, as they provide access to an effective treatment for all types of patients, particularly those with low incomes, and to be afraid of such drugs is not necessary.

Tip 2: How to Apply "furazolidone"

Ā«furazolidone" - anti-bacterial anti-microbial agent.The drug is used to treat giardiasis, Trichomonas urethritis, dysentery, paratyphoid fever and acute food poisoning toxins.
drug "furazolidone" should be used after meal with water medicine.The tablets should be swallowed whole, do not crush.The duration of treatment and dosage is determined by the type and degree of complexity of the disease and age of the patient.
When paratyphoid, dysentery and food poisoning adults need to take 100-150 mg "furazolidone" 4 times a day.Treatment should be done within 5-10 days.Also, when these diseases means you can take courses for 3-6 days, making the intervals between 3-4 days.
the treatment of giardiasis adults found the drug 4 times a day, a single dose is 100 mg.The duration of treatment should be determined individually.When Trichomonas urethritis drug taking as 100 mg 4 times daily course of 3 days.
Children's daily dosage "furazolidone" is determined by the rate of 10 mg / kg body weight.The specified amount of drug needed to give the child 3-4 times.Treatment should be under medical supervision.
drug "furazolidone" should not take more than 10 days in a row.It is important to bear in mind that the maximum daily dose of the drug for adults is 800 mg, and single - 200 mg.Use in large quantities is prohibited because of the possibility of liver toxicity.
During treatment "furazolidone" may appear side effects, the most frequent - nausea, vomiting, pain in the stomach and intestines.Also, allergic reactions as rash, urticaria, angioedema, pruritus.Prolonged treatment does not exclude the emergence of breath, neurotoxic reactions.
Ā«furazolidone" should not be used to treat people with kidney disease in the terminal stage.You can not use the medicine for people suffering from lactose intolerance, glucose-6-fosfotdegidrogenazy composing means.The drug is also contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.The drug should not be given to children up to 1 month.

with caution "furazolidone" is used in diseases of the nervous system, problems with the kidneys and liver.The drug "furazolidone" should not be taken simultaneously with other antidepressants and MAO inhibitors.
Helpful Hint
Prolonged use "furazolidone" recommended to drink vitamin B. In the event of allergic reactions, therapy can be supplemented by taking antihistamines.When silnovyrazhennyh side effects of treatment should be stopped and be sure to consult a doctor.