Cedax (Ceftibuten Dihydrate) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Cedax
Cedax is an anti-bacterial medication used for treating different forms of bacterial infections in the human body. Cedax is also known by its generic name, Cefibuten belongs to a group of cephalosporin antibiotics that work by hampering the growth and spread of bacteria. You can buy Cedax in the form of both oral capsules and an oral suspension, which you can choose as per your age, individual requirements, and preferences. You need to remember that Cedax can be used only to treat bacterial infections, not viral infections.
Side Effects for Cedax
After taking Cedax, you may experience a stomach upset, headache, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. Most of these symptoms subside, but if any of these persist or worsen, you need to contact your doctor immediately. Some patients may also complain of dark urine, change in the frequency of urination, yellowing of the skin or eyes, joint pain, and persistent nausea or vomiting. You should inform your doctor immediately if you see signs of any new infections like persistent sore throat and fever, fast or pounding heartbeat, mental or mood changes, seizures, tiredness, or easy bleeding or bruising. In rare cases, Cedax can also cause Clostridium difficile related diarrhea, a serious condition of the intestines. You may notice this condition after weeks or months of treatment, and therefore, you should keep a watch on its symptoms, which may include stomach pain or cramping, mucus or blood in the stools, and persistent diarrhea. Using Cedax for a long period can lead to oral thrush or new yeast infection sin the vagina. You should inform your doctor at once if you see white patches inside the mouth or a change in your vaginal discharge. An allergic reaction to Cedax can be identified by hives, rashes, itching or swelling of the throat, tongue, face, or lips, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
Your doctor will not recommend you to buy Cedax if you have an allergy to Cefibuten, penicillin, or any other cephalosporin antibiotics like cephalexin. You should inform your doctor if you have a medical history of kidney disease or intestinal or stomach diseases like colitis. In such circumstances, your doctor may want to conduct special tests and make special dosage adjustments in order to suit your needs. If you are breastfeeding or are pregnant, you should take Cedax only if it is clearly required and recommended by your doctor.
Patients who are 12 years of age or older are advised to take Cedax 400mg once a day for 10 days. Children below 12 years are given Cedax 9mg/kg up to a maximum of 400mg once a day. The oral suspension of the drug contains Cedax 90mg per 5ml, and you can take as per the dosage determined by your doctor. The medicine needs to be taken with a glass of water, and if you are using the oral suspension, you should shake the bottle well before measuring the dose. The suspension has to be taken 2 hours before and one hour after meals and should be used for the exact period of time as prescribed to you.
Before you take Cedax, you should inform your doctor if you are already taking cimetidine, famotidine, ranitidine, or omeprazole. Other than these drugs, inform him/her about all the medicinal products you are taking at present, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbal products, and health supplements.
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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.