Nova T 380 IUD (Copper IUD) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Nova T 380
Nova T 380 is a copper IUD (intrauterine device), which is used as a form of birth control. Copper IUDs work by slowly releasing minute amounts of copper into the uterus over a period of time. Nova T 380 IUD must be replaced every 5 years. The surface area of copper in the IUD is 380 square millimeters. The device itself is made of polyethylene, with a silver core surrounded by copper wire windings. The T-shaped polyethylene body is infused with barium sulphate. The removal threads are tinted with iron oxide and are part of the IUD’s vertical arm that forms the T.
Side Effects for Nova T 380
The most common side effects of Nova T 380 include increased menstrual bleeding and spotting. Inform your doctor if these side effects increase in intensity or persist for a long period of time. Other side effects include lower abdominal pain or back pain, dysmenorrhoea, and anemia. Another side effect of the Nova T 380 is the risk of developing Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). Allergic skin reactions may occur in a few patients as Nova T 380 or parts of the IUD may penetrate or perforate the uterine wall.
Before you buy Nova T 380, inform your doctor if you have extreme menstrual bleeding, anemia or dysmenorrhea. Tell your doctor in advance if you are taking anticoagulants. Applying Nova T 380 as an IUD may not be advised by the doctor if you have any of the above conditions.
Inform your doctor in advance if you have congenital or valvular heart disease. The insertion of Nova T 380 may be done cautiously if you have these medical conditions. Antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended to be prescribed before the insertion and removal of Nova T 380 under these medical conditions.
Young women who have never been pregnant may not be advised to insert the Nova T 380. Your body may expel the IUD and it may cause excessive bleeding and pain. You may also be more susceptible to an ectopic pregnancy or infections.
Run a pregnancy test before inserting Nova T 380 to check if you are pregnant. The body may expel the IUD for certain reasons without the patient noticing it. In most cases, it would be characterized by pain and bleeding.
Nova T 380 Dosage
You may buy Nova T 380 as a single IUD which is effective for a period of five years. Nova T 380 is sterilized by irradiation and supplied in a pouch. Do not use the Nova T 380 device if the supplied pouch is open or has been damaged. Do not re-sterilize the IUD. Each unit of Nova T 380 comes with an expiry date. The IUD must be inserted by a and qualified healthcare professional.
Inform your doctor about any medications that you are taking before you buy Nova T 380. Do not stop any medication for the insertion of Nova T 380, unless specified by the doctor.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo testing to ensure that they are similar to their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with the comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain the same active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must have a comparable strength and dosage as the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically equivalent. They may look different, and be called something different.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
Generally speaking, the two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.