Angeliq (Drospirenone/Estradiol) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Angeliq
Angeliq is a progestin that is mostly used together with ethinyl estradiol in the production of contraceptive pills. It is one of the synthetic progestin hormones that prevents pregnancy by altering the cervix environment; which in turn hinders the fertilization process. It also helps to stop the release of an egg during ovulation. Apart from being a good contraceptive, it also helps to treat problems related to the menstruation cycle in women. The Angeliq drug helps to control cramps and blood loss during menstruation and prevents the development of cysts in and around the ovaries.
Side Effects/Precautions for Angeliq
The chemical name of this birth control drug is Drospirenone. Like many other birth control medicines, brand or generic Angeliq also comes with its own set of side effects. Nausea, cramping, dizziness, bloating, headaches and weight gain or loss are some of its major side effects. Some women also complain of a positive or negative change in their skin texture and complexion after taking this medicine. Vaginal discomforts and breast tenderness are also probable side effects of generic Angeliq. Although all these side effects disappear once your body gets acclimatized to this medicine, consult a doctor immediately if your symptoms worsen.
Some of other major side effects of Drospirenone are heavy bleeding, increased growth of facial hair, memory loss, breathing problems, weakness and even heart attack. So, if you feel uneasy after taking these pills, immediately contact your doctor to avoid any serious repercussions. It is also advisable to take these pills strictly as per your doctor's recommendation.
A single tablet per day is the standard dosage for this drug. Each tablet is available with a strength of 0.5 mg/ 1 mg. If you are already on a treatment which involves drug(s) containing estrogen then you must stop the administration of that drug before you start Angeliq. A lowest effective-dose must be followed while administering estrogen alone or estrogen in combination with another drug (such as progestin). Your physician must re-evaluate you on a regular basis (either 3 months or 6 months - as appropriate), in order to determine if the therapy with Angeliq is further required or whether the treatment can be stopped.
Why Buy Angeliq From Pharmacy RX World?
You can buy Angeliq from us as we offer best quality medicines at the lowest price in the market. We also respect your privacy and will keep your orders absolutely confidential. We provide Angeliq 1mg/2mg in a packing of 84, 168 and 252 tablets. You can buy any quantity as per your Rx's requirements. Other generic drugs are also available so take a look around!
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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.