Navoban (Tropisetron) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Navoban
Navoban is used in the treatment of nausea and vomiting that may be caused by cytotoxic therapy, post surgery, or cancer chemotherapy. The active ingredient of this medication is Tropisetron Hydrochloride.
Side Effects for Navoban
Navoban is a generally well tolerated medication. Side effects are transient, with the most common one being headache. Other side effects with a large dosage include constipation. Some uncommon side effects of Navoban medication include fatigue, dizziness, somnolence and gastrointestinal disorders. These gastrointestinal disorders are characterized by abdominal pain, anorexia and diarrhea. People on Navoban may also experience chest discomfort, acute bronchospasm, dyspnea and hypotension. Generalized or flushing urticaria, bardycardia, shivering and skin reactions are some of the other side effects of taking Navoban.
The above mentioned side effects may be attributed to the anesthesia given during the surgery. It may also be due to the surgical procedures undergone by the patient. Side effects may be found to be very rare in patients who take Navoban in the capsule form as part of the recommended 6-day treatment schedule.
Inform your doctor if you are suffering from cardiac rhythm or conduction disturbances. Dosage requirements may have to be reduced if you are suffering from uncontrolled hypertension. This is because a daily dosage of more than 10mg of Navoban may cause an increase in blood pressure. You must inform your doctor if you have a renal impairment.
Navoban may or may not affect the health of an unborn child. Consult your doctor if you become pregnant before or during the treatment with Navoban. Do not buy Navoban if you are breast feeding and make sure that you inform your doctor beforehand if you are breast feeding a baby. Navoban is not recommended as a medication for children. If required, consult your doctor to see if it can be prescribed for your children.
Navoban is initially administered as an intravenous injection delivered immediately before the beginning of cancer chemotherapy. It may also be administered as an infusion that is given over 15 minutes or as a slow injection. You can then buy Navoban as an oral capsule over the next five days of recommended treatment course. The strength of the capsule is Navoban 5mg or Navoban 2mg. The capsule must be taken along with water in the morning on an empty stomach. The recommended time for taking Navoban is one hour before food.
The recommended dosage of Navoban is 2mg as an intravenous injection, an infusion or as a slow injection for the treatment or prevention of post operative nausea and vomiting. Navoban may be administered shortly before the administration of anesthesia.
The symptoms of an overdose of Navoban include visual hallucinations. Increase in blood pressure levels may be seen with an overdose of the medication for Navoban patients with a previous history of hypertension. Inform your doctor immediately or seek immediate medical assistance if these symptoms of an overdose occur.
Inform your doctor if you are taking Rifampicin or any other similar medications that cause formation of liver enzymes. Examples of such medications include Phenobarbital. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other over-the-counter or prescription medication before you are administered Navoban or before you buy Navoban capsules.
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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.