Eucreas (Vildagliptin/Metformin Hydrochloride) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Eucreas
Eucreas belongs to groups of medications called oral anti-diabetics. Eucreas is a combination medication containing both metformin and vildagliptin. You can buy Eucreas if you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and if the drug has been prescribed to you. Eucreas helps in controlling blood sugar by enabling the pancreas to secrete more insulin.
Side Effects for Eucreas
Eucreas may create a condition in the patient called lactic acidosis. The side effects of this condition are muscle pain, discomfort, and severe nausea. Other side effects include pain around the stomach, drowsiness, and rapid breathing. Inform your doctor if you experience any of the above side effects.
There are also rare cases of severe side effects when a patient is on Eucreas medication. Some of these include yellowing of the skin and eyes, nausea, loss of appetite, and dark colored urine. Allergic reactions to Eucreas are characterized by hives, swelling of the eyes, face, throat and tongue, and difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Common side effects of Eucreas may include nausea, vomiting, low blood glucose, headache, dizziness, or uncontrollable trembling. Other side effects could include joint pain, constipation, and swollen hands, feet or ankles. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist or worsen in intensity.
Before you buy Eucreas, you must inform your doctor if you are allergic to vildagliptin or metformin. Consult your doctor if you have any complications regarding your condition or if you have had a heart attack, heart failure, or kidney disease. Do not drive or operate machines if you feel dizzy after taking Eucreas. Avoid alcohol when you are on Eucreas treatment as the drug may increase the chances of you experiencing lactic acidosis. Talk to your doctor if you have a severe infection or if you are severely dehydrated. Also, notify him/her beforehand if you are having a contrast X-ray undertaken in the near future.
If you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, you must contact your doctor without any further delay as Eucreas may or may not affect the health of an unborn child. Also, consult your doctor before breastfeeding your child, since Eucreas may pass into breast milk.
Eucreas must be taken as per your doctor’s recommendations. The medication is available in the form of tablets. These must be swallowed whole with a glass of water. The recommended dosage for a patient is two tablets daily. One tablet is to be taken in the morning and the second dose is to be taken in the evening. Take your Eucreas dosage after or along with your meals to reduce the risk of stomach upset. Eucreas needs to be continued as a part of a diet prescribed by your doctor. Frequent blood and urine tests are conducted, along with a periodic diagnostic test of the kidney to check their functioning during the course of treatment. Liver tests would also be performed regularly to see if the organ is affected by Eucreas.
Inform your doctor if you have recently taken or are still taking other medications before you buy Eucreas. Medications for treating a heart condition, kidney problems, or blood pressure may interact with Eucreas. Some examples of these medications include diuretic pills, ACE inhibitors, glucocorticoids, beta-2 agonists, and other diabetes medications.
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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.