Omnaris (Ciclesonide) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Omnaris
Omnaris is indicated for the treatment of symptoms such as a stuffy or runny nose, itching, sneezing, or nasal congestion. The generic name of the drug is ciclesonide, which is a corticosteroid. It works by preventing the release of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation. You can buy Omnaris in the form of a nasal spray, which needs to be sprayed directly into the nostrils.
Side Effects for Omnaris
Irritation in the nose, ear pain, headache or nose bleeds may occur, but if any of these worsen or persist, you need to contact your doctor promptly. Using a corticosteroid in the nose for long time may lead to a fungal infection in your throat or nose, which can be identified by pain in the nose, fever, a severe sore throat, pain while swallowing, and white patches at the back of the throat. Some serious but rare side effects of Omnaris include vision changes, weight loss, severe tiredness, severe nose pain, severe nosebleeds, or a whistling sound when you breathe. An allergic reaction to the drug may be identified by severe dizziness, rash, hives, itching or swelling on the face, throat, tongue, or lips, and trouble breathing. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should immediately stop using Omnaris and contact your doctor.
Before you buy Omnaris, you should inform your doctor if you have tuberculosis, have undergone a recent nasal surgery, suffered from an ulcer or trauma, herpes in the eye, eye diseases like glaucoma, or decreased function of the adrenal gland. Avoid being near people who have been infected with measles or chickenpox. If you are going to have a surgery or dental procedure, you should inform your dentist or doctor that you have been using Omnaris, as the drug may make it difficult for you to respond to physical stress. If used in children for a long time, Omnaris can hamper their normal growth pattern and so, if you feel that your child is not growing as expected, you should bring this point to your doctor’s attention. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should use this drug only if clearly indicated, because its safety during these conditions has not yet been established.
You may be advised to take Omnaris 200mg once a day. You will have to spray the drug twice in each nostril. Using the spray, more often or for a longer period will not help your condition, but will only worsen the side effects. Omnaris needs to be used within 4 months of opening the bottle. It should not be stored in a refrigerator.
You should not take Omnaris with drugs that affect the removal of the medicine from your system, such as CYP 3A4 inhibitors like ketoconazole and itraconazole. You should also inform your doctor if you are already taking aldesleukin. Apart from that, you should consult him/her about all the medicinal products you are using at present, including herbal products, health supplements, any eye, ear or nasal drops, or prescription or non-prescription drugs.
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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.