Pharmaton (G115 ginseng extract) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Pharmaton
Patients suffering from stress may buy Pharmaton, which is an over the counter vitamin and mineral supplement that helps in reducing the effects of stress. Sold as capsules, this supplement is an excellent remedy for fatigue, largely because of its important ingredient, ginseng extract. Ginseng is well known in Chinese medicine and has been used for over 2000 years for it's ability to reduce fatigue. In addition to reducing overall fatigue, these capsules are known to improve and enhance both physical and mental performance of the individual.
Side Effects for Pharmaton
Given that the ingredients of this vitamin and mineral supplement are natural, there tend to be fewer major side effects or adverse reactions caused by this supplement. However, it is important to note that this does not mean that there are no side effects experienced at all.
Some common side effects of Pharmaton include headache, dizziness, stomach pain, vomiting, nausea, as well as diarrhea. In some cases, it could also include hypersensitivity reactions.
Some people may develop certain allergies to this product, which should be taken into consideration when consuming this supplement.
Firstly, it is important to avoid giving this supplement to children below the age of 12.
Secondly, it is important to avoid giving Pharmaton to pregnant women and lactating mothers. However, it should be noted that there is no active clinical evidence available that can actually support the theory that this product adversely affects the mother or the baby. Despite the lack of any conclusive evidence, the general theory supports and states that the supplement should be avoided during such situations.
Similarly, patients suffering from hypertension, especially those in the elderly age group, should ideally consult their doctor before they buy Pharmaton. Additionally, in cases where they are cleared for such usage, it is essential that they monitor their blood pressure during such intake.
Moreover, Pharmaton should be avoided by those who are Galactose intolerant.
The standard recommended dosage of Pharmaton is one capsule daily for adults. It is important to reiterate that this product is meant only for adults and should not be given to children below 12 years of age. This supplement belongs in the same class as other multivitamins, except that it also contains minerals and Ginseng. It can be used as a dietary substitute in cases where your diet is not balanced. However, it is essential to ensure that you take this supplement is taken with food, preferably immediately after consuming your breakfast.
It is important to note that there have been few recorded incidents of interactions of this supplement with other drugs. However, there are chances that this supplement may interact adversely with medications that contain ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid increases the absorption rate of aluminium hydroxide, which can be extremely dangerous in patients suffering from renal failure. Under these circumstances, where it is avoidable, it is essential that you do not take this drug with any other medications that contain ascorbic acid or that increase the level of aluminium hydroxide in the body. However, where it is unavoidable, make sure that you monitor the intake of these drugs in combination for increase in toxicity in the body. Where such increase is marked, make sure you take immediate remedial measures.
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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.