Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine Succinate ER) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Pristiq
Pristiq is a prescription drug that is used for combating depression in adults. This drug helps in the treatment of different kinds of depression related symptoms. The response to brand and generic Pristiq differs from person to person. Some people may start feeling better quickly whereas in some individuals it can take a few weeks before the results start showing. It comes in oral form and also helps in the treatment of panic and bipolar disorders.
Side Effects/Precautions for Pristiq
Just like other anti depressants, Pristiq or desvenlafaxine also generates a few side effects. Some of these effects are mild in nature and disappear quickly. The most common of these side effects are nausea, sweating, dry mouth, diarrhea and dizziness. In some instances, you may experience sleepiness and at times nose bleeds as well. There can be times when taking brand or generic Pristiq can lead to seizures, panic attacks, reduced libido and hallucinations. You may also experience the serotonin syndrome, a kind of disease that is rare and is experienced in other medications.
While taking desvenlafaxine, you must be careful about your overall health condition. Avoid using this drug if you have high blood pressure. It is important to ensure that your blood pressure is controlled before you start taking this drug. Pristiq drug is to be avoided if you suffer from any kind of heart disease. It is suggested that you inform your doctor about your medical history before any medication is prescribed.
This drug may be taken with or without food. The recommended dosage is 50 mg once a day. However, it may vary from 50 mg to 400 mg daily, depending on the condition of the patient. It should be taken at the same time daily. The drug dosage should be gradually reduced when terminating the treatment. Pristiq is available in 50 mg and 100 mg extended-release tablets. It is available in bottles containing 14, 30 and 90 tablets. Blister packing of 10 tablets of Pristiq is also available. It should be stored at a temperature ranging from 20 degree to 25 degree Celsius.
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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.